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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doe

"John Doe" (for males) and "Jane Doe" (for females) are multiple-use names that are used when the true name of a person is unknown or is being intentionally ...

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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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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 ...

pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/files/VPcomplaint.pdf

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

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. The true ... Plaintiff will amend Complaint to show said John Does' true names and service.

caselaw.findlaw.com/us-2nd-circuit/1884941.html

John Does, 1–5, New York State Office of General Services, New York Racing Association, Inc., Christopher K. Kay, Stephen Travers, State of New York, ...

www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-ctd-3_12-cv-00147/pdf/USCOURTS-ctd-3_12-cv-00147-3.pdf

Feb 11, 2016 ... C. Motion for Joinder of John Doe Defendants [Doc. 95]. Plaintiff moves ... Where a party seeks to replace "John Doe" parties with named individuals, it must demonstrate that ..... Defendants John Does ##1-5. a. The Clerk of ...

caselaw.findlaw.com/pa-superior-court/1280457.html

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