I tried to file a John Doe lawsuit in California to subpoena an ISP for user information on an account that was impersonating me. I don't know the persons's name or address, but the social network where I'm being impersonated is here in California.
But the court clerk said I couldn't file a John Doe lawsuit in small claims court. (I put the user's address as the headquarters of the internet company.)
I know the court clerks aren't always right ... could this one have been wrong? Is there a particular statute or court opinion I can show him that says I can file a John Doe lawsuit in small claims court?