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#YouveBeenServed…via Twitter?

If you’ve ever been involved with a lawsuit, you’re probably at least passingly familiar with service of process, the procedure by which the plaintiff notifies the defendant that he or she is the subject of a lawsuit. Although much of the legal profession has embraced the Information Age, courts still generally require service to be done the old-fashioned way — usually by placing the documents directly into the defendant’s hands (although there is apparently some dispute among process servers about whether to say “you’ve been served” after doing so). But the always-fantastic Eric Goldman highlights a recent decision in which the court allowed the defendant to be served electronically — via Twitter.