en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictitious_defendants

A fictitious defendant is a person that cannot be identified by the plaintiff before a lawsuit is ... The identity of the treating physician is unknown to the plaintiff despite the plaintiff's best efforts to identify the doctor. Once the originating pleading is ...

www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2002/jul/15/pro-se-tips-and-tactics-unknown-defendant-identities

Jul 15, 2002 ... A recent Supreme Court case highlights a problem some prisoners face in finding the exact identities of defendants in civil rights cases.

richardharrislaw.com/john-doe-defendant-how-to-sue-an-unknown-person

Jul 8, 2015 ... Many people don't know how to name all of the responsible parties in a lawsuit when they do not know who they are. Fortunately, there is a way ...

scholars.law.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1638&context=nlj

INTRODUCTION. A plaintiff's difficulty in learning before filing suit the identity and role of possible defendants is not uncommon these days. Complex ...

www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/suing-unknown-defendants-in-kentucky

Aug 31, 2018 ... This article aims to provide the framework of statutory and case law surrounding the issue of suing unknown defendants in Kentucky.

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all whose true names are unknown,. Defendants. COMPLAINT. Plaintiff, Video Professor, Inc. ("VPI"), through counsel, for its complaint against. Defendants ...

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fictitious defendants. n. when a party suing (plaintiff) is not sure if he/she knows if there are unknown persons involved in the incident or the business being sued, ...

scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1444&context=californialawreview

defendants after the statute of limitations applicable to the new defendants ...... back for an amendment substituting named defendants for "unknown police ...

blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2014/10/dont-know-who-injured-you-can-you-still-sue.html

Oct 17, 2014 ... But in many states, the courts will allow a suit to proceed against “John Doe” or “ Jane Doe” when the defendant or defendants are unknown.