When plaintiff's lawyers draft complaints, in addition to naming the defendants whose identities are known, they also name DOE defendants (DOES 1-50 means the lawyer is naming 50 fictitious defendants by the name of DOE).
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 for legal reasons. "Does 1-100" being used in a particular case probably means that there are up to 100 additional parties (fictitious defendants) to the legal action that are not yet known.
Theresa Tortfeasor and DOES 1 to 50, Defendants. This can be a very useful tool. For example, even in a rear-end car crash case where the injured person knows the name of the driver, it is often prudent to add some DOE defendants.
Case opinion for US 10th Circuit KIRCH v. Doe Defendants 1–5, Defendants.. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.
YOUNG; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Defendants.))))) Civ. No. 11-00580 ACK-RLP ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY RESPONSE BACKGROUND1/ This case arises from the seizure of seventeen dogs (“Dogs”) from a residence in Hilo and the subsequent events that
What does it mean on a summons doe defendants 1-10 were the agents or employees of the named defendents And acted Within the scope of that agency or employment And Doe defendents are persons...
Hilton Worldwide, Inc. and Doe Defendants 1-50 (“Defendant” or “Hilton”) in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii. Notice of Removal at ¶ 2, ECF No. 1. Hilton removed to this Court on November 27, 2013. Notice of Removal, ECF No 1. Plaintiff’s FAC pleads two claims arising out of
Naming DOE Defendants A DOE defendant is a fictitiously-named defendant. DOE defendants are commonly named in complaints to substitute for defendants whose identity is not yet ascertained.
While naming “Does from 1 through 50, inclusive,” may be a common practice in California state court complaints, naming Doe defendants is generally not done in federal court. The naming of Doe defendants in federal question cases should be permissible when the complaint alleges why a defendant’s real name was not known.