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 ...


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.


"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.


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.


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, ...


Oct 12, 2018 ... Plaintiff Who Knew Defendant's Identity Permitted to Substitute for Doe ... the device's manufacturer, CoolSystems, Inc., as well as “DOES 1-50.


AGAINST JOHN DOE DEFENDANTS. Meg Tomlinson*. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c)(1)(C) governs amendments that change the party or naming of a  ...


Jul 15, 2013 ... Doe Defendants generally should not be named in federal court. Instead, federal claimants should move for leave to amend their complaints to ...


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