This story is from England, but there’s no reason it couldn’t happen in the United States. A judge has authorized a plaintiff in a commercial lawsuit to serve one of the defendants via Facebook!
The lawsuit involves a dispute between investment managers and a brokerage firm accused of overcharging the investment managers. One of the defendants was proving difficult to locate. The plaintiffs weren’t certain of his last known address, and had no easy way to find him. However, the plaintiffs had been monitoring the defendant’s Facebook account, and noticed he had just added two “friends” there.
I guess the moral to the story is that if you’re trying to hide, be sure you don’t make new friends.