en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictitious_defendants

A fictitious defendant is a person that cannot be identified by the plaintiff before a lawsuit is commenced. Commonly this person is identified as "John Doe" or ...

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In a civil action the plaintiff will typically identify "Doe" defendants. This is an abbreviation of the term "John Doe" and represents a fictitious ...

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"Does [which is plural for "Doe"] 1-25" simply refers to any defendants whom .... These are the defendants the plaintiff does not yet know about.

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On June 14, 1972, she filed a complaint for personal injuries against Hospital and "Does I through XXX, inclusive." It was alleged that "each of the Defendants ...

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Nov 6, 2007 ... 28 (“PacifiStaff”), its agents, and Does 1 through 50, inclusive, in order to halt the ... 23 including the Doe defendants, named in this complaint.

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Oct 17, 2014 ... These so-called "Doe defendants" are named in a civil complaint for injury just like regular parties, and the practice can be especially helpful if ...

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Defendants identified at this juncture as John and Jane Doe defendants. ... Upon information and belief, Defendants John Doe Corporations 1 through 10.

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defendants after the statute of limitations applicable to the new defendants has run. ..... Doe defendants who obfuscate in order to prevent the plaintiff from ascer- .

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Feb 2, 2016 ... DOES 1 - 20, inclusive,. Defendants. COMPLAINT. Case No.: COMPLAINT FOR: 1. 2. 3. BREACH OF CONTRACT; and. ELDER ABUSE for a.