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 ...
If it is later discovered that the defendant was driving another person's car at the time of the car accident, the plaintiff can amend the complaint to replace DOE 1 ...
Jun 2, 2017 ... That's when you include them in the complaint as "Doe defendants," i.e., ... to defendants brought into litigation less than 1 month before trial).
The following hypothetical illustrates the operation of California's unique Doe defendant prac- tice. Suppose that on the same day, April 1, 1969, four similar but .
particular DOE defendant is ascertained, the plaintiff amends the complaint to refer to ... defendant's correct name for one of the DOES, thus correcting the error.
does are unknown defendants. they are pled to protect the right to substitute later other defendants if it becomes necessary.
1 [64 Cal. App. 3d 837]. Plaintiff allegedly was injured on or about October 23, ... It was alleged that "each of the Defendants designated herein as a Doe is in ...
Page 1 ... complaint, the plaintiff, being ignorant of the true name of the defendant and having designated the defendant in the complaint by the fictitious name of:.