Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, August 29, 2017


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High Court Opinion Refers to a Party as ‘Doe 1’



The California Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday involving an action by a woman who alleges that she was sexually assaulted from 1993-94 by her high school track coach, with the opinion referring to a party as a “Doe.”

It’s not the woman who is so identified. It’s the school district.

The identity of governmental entities is not commonly withheld.

The opinion in the case—Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1, 17 S.O.S. 4333—finds that the action is time-barred.


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