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".

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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.

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 actions for people whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld ...

www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-does-it-mean-on-a-summons-doe-defendants-1-10-828724.html

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 ...

www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-does--does-1-to-25--mean--1097570.html

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.

mentalfloss.com/article/29996/why-are-unidentified-people-called-john-or-jane-doe

The John Doe custom was born out of a strange and long since vanished British legal process called an action of ejectment. Under old English common law, the ...

www.democratandchronicle.com/story/watchdog/2015/03/24/john-and-jane-doe-lawsuits/70372182

Mar 24, 2015 ... The best-known instance is the case of Jane Roe v. ... Locally, John or Jane Doe suits are rare but not unheard of; women who have been ...

www.mnd.uscourts.gov/cmecf/Party-Name-Guide.pdf

Jane. Middle Name: Doe. Caption Name: Jesus Adolfo Villegas-Navarro. Last Name: ... Caption Name: John Does 1-100. Last Name: Does. First Name: John.

www.bhpp.com/when-the-court-wont-strike-the-john-doe-defendants

Oct 15, 2013 ... “John Does” (or “Jane Does” or any other way these can be styled) are fictitious defendants in foreclosure actions. They are assuredly required ...