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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"Does" are named in the complaint so that if the attorney discovers after the ... These are the defendants the plaintiff does not yet know about.

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Sep 25, 2016 ... I grew up in US. English (American). Perhaps there is a list of persons, no names, 1. the maid, 2., the butler, etc. So they are DOES 1-50.

www.nfsesq.com/resources/how-to-add-a-doe-defendant-to-a-complaint

For example, even in a rear-end car crash case where the injured person knows the name of the driver, it is often prudent to add some DOE defendants.

oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/n1488_brown_sues_pacifistaff_complaint.pdf

Nov 6, 2007 ... 23 including the Doe defendants, named in this complaint. 24 .... (Against Defendants PacifiStaff, Inc., Bruce Bowen, and Does 1-50, inclusive).

www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-caed-2_12-cv-00414/pdf/USCOURTS-caed-2_12-cv-00414-14.pdf

Jun 25, 2014 ... CORRECTIONS & REHABILITATION,. RANDY GROUNDS, GARY. SWARTHOUT, and DOES 1-50, inclusive,. Defendants.

michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/fictitious-defendants-in-federal-u-s-district-court-for-the-central-district-of-california

Apr 18, 2012 ... The use of Doe (fictitiously named defendants) in federal questions ... which you will commonly see in a caption (such as “Doe 1” or “Does 1-50, ...

www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Hastings_complaint.pdf

The true names and capacities of the Defendants, DOES 1 through 50, whether individual, ... Defendants DOES 1-50 are herein sued under fictitious names.

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Oct 20, 2015 ... against -. BELNEFTEKHIM a/k/a CONCERN. BELNEFTEKHIM, and BELNEFTEKHIM. USA, INC., and JOHN DOES 1 – 50,. Defendants.