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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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Defendants identified at this juncture as John and Jane Doe defendants. ... Upon information and belief, Defendants John Doe Corporations 1 through 10.

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Yes, to reiterate, a "DOE" defendant, as in "John Doe" is a defendant that is sued under that name because there may be people who you have ...

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John Doe fictitious. Personal ... "Does [which is plural for "Doe"] 1-25" simply refers to any defendants whom the plaintiff has yet to identify. More.

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counsel, hereby sues Defendants JOHN DOE 1 a/k/a “Jeff Adams,” JOHN DOE 2 ... contact James Jackson (John Doe 2) at the Fraud Protection Agency to report ...

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the John Does, it contacts them with a settlement demand. .... complaint alleging that all the listed John Does have used BitTorrent to in- ...... Does 1-5, No.

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JOHN DOE, subscriber assigned IP address 47.18.94.18, Defendant. ..... John Does 1-5, 285 F.R.D. 273, 278 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) ("[T]here is a fear that regardless  ...

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Named as defendants were Lake Shore Steel Company (“Lake Shore”), Alsteel Fabricators, Inc., Grove Manufacturing Company, and “John Doe 1-5.

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Nov 11, 2014 ... leave to amend her Complaint, replacing Deputies John Doe 1-3 with. Screws ...... 177 See discussion supra notes 1-5 and accompanying text.