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 ...


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.


Mar 12, 2019 ... Effective April 1, 2019, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted new ... A “John Doe” defendant refers to an anonymous defendant.


Jun 3, 2017 ... (1) a defendant's actual name is unknown to the plaintiff or joining ... Official Note: This rule does not authorize use of a fictitious name in an ...


rence” test in Rule 15(c)(1)(B) would center on whether the defendant would ... party 'does not subvert the policies of the statute of limitations.'” Perrin v.


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:.


does are unknown defendants. they are pled to protect the right to substitute later other defendants if it becomes necessary.


On April 1, 2019, Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 2005 titled 'Unknown Defendant. Doe Designation', will go into effect. The rule has been adopted to ...