In a lawsuit what does "DOES 1 through 100" mean?

I keep seeing lawsuits on sites like TMZ etc, and they always say that at the end of the defendant section... eg.

MR SMITH

vs

CAPITOL RECORDS LLC a limited liability company and DOES 1 through 100 inclusive

It's probably something silly that I'll kick myself when I find out....

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Does refers to people who are not known by name, but are known to be a part of an action. Not all courts are allowed to process cases like this, and some that do are only allowed to process it in certain cases.

  • 4 years ago

    1 Through 100

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 through 100 inclusive means

    Starting at 1, going all the way through 100, and also containing the number 100.

    So:

    [1, 2, 3, 4, 5... 97, 98, 99, 100]

  • 1 decade ago

    DOES, obviously referring to "John/ Jane Doe" a generic name given to an individual/s who's identities are unknown.

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