What does "DOES 1-50" mean?
Does that mean someone is suing multiple defendants?
- realtor.sailorLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
You see that quite often is foreclosure action. The plaintiff issues a summons to the property owner and John and/or Jane Doe, unknown tenants. It's a CMA way to include all possible defendants.
- MorningfoxLv 73 years ago
Depends on the context. Yes, if somebody is suing multiple defendants, but does not know their names yet. But 50 seems excessive?
- WRGLv 73 years ago
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).