Thursday, June 23, 2005

Court admonishes Plaintiff for not using Google to find a defendant

In a recent case state court case in Indiana, the Court chastised the Plaintiff for not using Google to find the defendant. In Munster v. Groce in Indiana, the court had to determine if the plaintiff had used “due diligence” to locate the missing defendant. That is, was there enough of an effort made to locate him.

The court ruled that the attorney for the Plaintiff Munster had not, because a simple Google search found the defendant’s address, as well as enough information to contact several relatives. No matter what you are researching, it is always a good idea to check Google, no matter how much other information you have.

Munster v. Groce, --- N.E.2d ----, 2005 WL 1364662, at n. 3 (Ind.App., June 8, 2005).

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