Other Statutory Actions case filed on February 9, 2007 in the Utah District Court
In Egypt, i n absentia convictions and sentences (judgments entered in the absence of the defendant) are not "real" convictions or sentences. They are more like legal placeholders.
While Ohio law allows plaintiffs to file "placeholder" lawsuits with nameless defendants such as John Doe, the Ohio Supreme Court says the actual names of those targets must be known before the two-year statute of limitation expires in civil cases.
Relying on the Supreme Court’s 2016 opinion in Campbell-Ewald, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled that a class action plaintiff need not file a “placeholder” motion to certify to avoid a defendant’s attempt to “pick-off” the plaintiff and moot the class with a Rule 68 Offer of Judgment (OJ).
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PLAINTIFF’S “PLACEHOLDER” MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT ... defendants sometimes use to attempt to prevent a case from proceeding to a
Often times, the plaintiff includes placeholder defendants or collateral defendants involved who are later dropped. ... Voluntarily dismissing the case: ...