What are “Doe” amendments to a complaint? How can Doe amendments avoid statute of limitation defenses? What is the effect of serving one defendant out of many before the statute of limitations runs? Those questions and more are reviewed inPowers v. W.B. Mobile Servs., Inc. 311 P.2d 58, 2013 WL 5645561 (2013), Division Two of The Washington Court of Appeals.
For further details, we present this Cozen O’Connor Subrogation Alert: “John Doe Saves the Day in Washington: Avoiding a Statue of Limitations Defense by Properly Naming ‘Doe’ Defendants,” by Sean V. Walton.