In a case of first impression in New Jersey, a Chancery Division Court in Morris County dealt with the issue of service of process through social media and, in particular, Facebook. The court held that when service of process cannot be served on a defendant by traditional means, such as by personal delivery, mail or publication, then the rules of civil procedure authorize a court to permit an alternate form of service, like Facebook, provided it comports with constitutional due process of law. Specifically, it must be reasonably calculated, under all the circumstances to appraise interested parties of the pendency of the action and afford them an opportunity to present their objections.
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