Doe v. United Services Life Insurance Company
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
123 F.R.D. 437 (S.D.N.Y 1988)
Doe (plaintiff) was a law clerk for a federal judge. Doe applied for a life insurance policy from United Services Life Insurance Company (United Services) (defendant). Doe sued United Services in the Supreme Court of New York for insurance law violations and discrimination based on sexual orientation. United Services removed the suit to federal court and moved to dismiss Doe’s complaint for failure to identify the plaintiff because the complaint was served under the name “John Doe.” Doe made a motion for leave to bring this suit under a pseudonym. The district court denied United Services’ motion to dismiss for failure to identify the plaintiff and granted Doe’s motion to bring suit under the pseudonym Doe.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sweet, J.)
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