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.
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....
- caffeywLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1 through 100 inclusive means
Starting at 1, going all the way through 100, and also containing the number 100.
[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.