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Posted on: Sep 23, 2014

Usually, the little red notifications on Facebook trigger a positive response - a new "like", comment or message has come through! But for one woman, her notification will be the first of its kind: she'll be notified that she's been served legal papers from her ex-husband.

In Staten Island, Magistrate Gregory Gliedman ruled that a man may send his ex-wife legal papers over Facebook after traditional means failed. The woman had no forwarding mail address and yet maintained an active Facebook profile. Therefore, Gliedman ruled, this was a "means by which he can contact" her.

Read more about the first ruling of its kind in this article.


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