2013 is definitely an evolution in technology. You can send a fax from your phone, order a baby online, they are even making hamburgers in laboratories. One thing you can not do is try to serve someone a lawsuit on Facebook, a lesson concert promoters Mothership Music should have known. According to Billboard, Flo Rida (Tramar Dillard) avoided paying $400,000 in damages to Mothership Music for not showing up to a 2011 performance in Australia.
After Flo Rida did not appear at his scheduled performance at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, Mothership Music sued in the NSW District Court for breach of contract and damages. Due to travel constraints, Mothership Music resorted to serving Flo Rida a summons to his Facebook page.
Flo Rida appealed Judge Judith Gibson’s initial ruling in Mothership Music’s favor and the ruling was subsequently upheld due to the promoter’s method of serving according to Justice Robert McFarlan:
The evidence did not establish, other than by mere assertion, that the Facebook page was in fact that of Flo Rida and did not prove that a posting on it was likely to come to his attention in a timely fashion