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 " Jane Doe". ... of claim often use contrived names such as John Doe in the title of proceedings and identify the person's role in the lawsuit in the body of the pleading.

answers.justia.com/question/2010/10/24/definition-does-1-100-inclusive-726

Oct 24, 2010 ... A: "Does", "John Doe" or "Jane Doe" are placeholder name used in legal ... up to 100 additional parties (fictitious defendants) to the legal action ...

fordhamlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/20_Tomlinson-2071-2105.pdf

C. John Doe Pleading: From Fictional to Functional............... 2082. II. .... plaintiff amend the complaint to add the real names of defendants previously identified as  ...

www.torrentlawyer.com/when-named-served

Feb 8, 2011 ... You remain a “John Doe” defendant — anonymous to the world, but only ... the name of the accused defendants from “John Does 1-200” (or ...

iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=ZrKDWrBwBXD2kltHnOk6UA==&system=prod

GOTTA HAVE IT! COLLECTIBLES, INC. d/b/a. GOTTA HAVE ROCK AND ROLL LLC, PETE. SIEGEL, DARLENE LUTZ, JOHN DOES #1-200. (a fictitious name),.

www.schollelaw.com/files/_federal_court_auto_accident_drunk_driver_complaint_and_initial_discovery.pdf

John Does (1-5) are subject to the jurisdiction and venue of this court. ... are unknown to the Plaintiff, who therefore sues said Defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff will amend Complaint to show said John Does' true names and service.

www.sundocumentfilings.com/general/how-file-fictitious-business-name-california

You can use a business name that includes your surname without needing to register a fictitious name - for example, "John Doe Cars". But to obscure the name  ...

www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-alsd-1_12-cv-00675/pdf/USCOURTS-alsd-1_12-cv-00675-0.pdf

Nov 6, 2012 ... Plaintiff filed this complaint against a single fictitious defendant, with no ... defendant, and seeks limited discovery to determine the real name of that party. ... In Dean, the Court considered a former inmate's use of a “John Doe” ...

businessportal.sfgov.org/node/2945

If you're conducting business under a name different than your own (ie. John Doe ), you must file a Fictitious Business Name (FBN) with the SF Office of the ...