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.

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Oct 24, 2010 ... A: "Does", "John Doe" or "Jane Doe" are placeholder name used in legal ... "Does 1-100" being used in a particular case probably means that there are up to 100 additional parties (fictitious defendants) to the legal action that are not yet known. ... John Doe: http://www.nolo.com/dictionary/john-doe-term.html

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Jul 18, 2017 ... JOHN DOES #1-200 (a fictitious name to describe the individual(s) who have consigned for auction plaintiff's personal property without her ...

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OTHER JOHN DOE ENTITIES 1 THROUGH 10, all whose true names are unknown,. Defendants. COMPLAINT. Plaintiff, Video Professor, Inc. ("VPI"), through ...

www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/06/ohio_supreme_court_clarifies_r.html

Jun 8, 2010 ... COLUMBUS, Ohio – John and Jane Doe get sued a lot. ... O'Donnell said while a plaintiff could file a suit using fictitious names for the ...

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Apr 24, 2012 ... The complaint also alleges that defendants John Does 1–. 10 (contractors .... the citizenship of defendants sued under fictitious names shall be.

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This is an abbreviation of the term "John Doe" and represents a fictitious name for persons who may have liability but whose identities are ...

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

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Aug 17, 2011 ... See Nathaniel Gleicher, John Doe Subpoenas: Toward a ..... litigants in English courts began using pseudonyms more than three centuries.