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Re: Naming DOE defendant - Form CIV-105

Los Angeles, CA |
Filed under: Litigation

In order to name the DOE1 defendant, it is my understanding one has to submit CIV-105 form and file with the court clerk.

Upon filing, one has to serve the following to the DOE1 defendant along with the filed CIV-105:
1. COPY of the original Complaint.
2. COPY of the original SUMMONS.
3. COPY of the original CIVIL COVER SHEET.
5. COPY of the ADR Package.

Please correct me if this is not true.


Attorney Answers 2

  1. Best answer

    Assuming your case is in Los Angeles County, you are correct. (Other counties, such as Orange County, do not require civil cover sheet addendum and statement of location.) If at the time the court conformed the complaint and issued the summons it included any other papers in addition to the ADR package, such as notice of initial status conference, all such additional papers issued by the court should also be served.

    This response is for information purpose only and does not constitute a legal advice. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship.

  2. Attorney Lee is correct. You need to serve the Doe defendant will all of the documents you listed.

    Make sure you have a another person who is a non-party, a registered process server, or the sheriff's department effectuate the service of process. As a party, you can't serve any of the defendants with process.

    The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author (who is only admitted to practice law in the State of California). For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.

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