What does "DOES" mean in court?

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This is of the case file: Request for Dismissal of Does (AND UNKNOWNS) filed by Essex Property Trust, Inc..

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Based on what you've typed, it looks as though "Does" means unidentified individuals. (Jane and/or John Doe.)

    Let's say a person wants to sue a business and the five people who own or work for the business. If a plaintiff doesn't have and doesn't know the names of the people, it's normal to list the Defendants as "Business XYZ and John and/or Jane Does 1 - 5."

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is used in the context of "John or Jane Doe" a person who's identity has not been established.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The question cannot be answered without some context. What is the sentence in which the word is used?

    Source(s): Years of experience in civil litigation
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  • 1 decade ago

    present 3rd person singular of do

    plural of doe

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  • 1 decade ago

    The opposite of does not.

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