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what this mean " DOES 1-100 " and why is recommend in legal to add behind defendant's name in court papers?

i need to fill some papers for court and research online to file a legal declaration and i found something about put "DOES 1-100" before defendant's name . but i'd like to know that is the meaning of that before put it on my papers

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  • 1 decade ago
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    'Does' is referring to unknown persons, i.e., 'John Doe', 'Jane Doe'. The theory being that there may be other persons you could sue in the instant case but you are unaware of their existence. They may have deeper pockets than the person you have currently named. So, you sue one to a hundred additional 'Does'. Good luck in your court case. Retired peace officer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it means that you are naming as defendant the person named and up to 100 unknown john does - it means there might be others who should be included as defendants in your law suit

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