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Fri Jan 4 22:11:21 UTC 2013
Here's a citation from 2004 on a 2003 lawsuit: http://www.weil.com/news/pubdetail.aspx?pub=7888
And a book from 1955: http://books.google.com/books?id=WaQyAAAAIAAJ&q=%22company+doe%22+-%22doe+run%22+%22john+doe%22&dq=%22company+doe%22+-%22doe+run%22+%22john+doe%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PlPnUKffHef9iwLkwYGYBA&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA
On Jan 4, 2013, at 2:00 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
> From the Washington Post October 18, 2011:
> CPSC database faces first legal challenge
> By Dina ElBoghdady,October 18, 2011
> A new consumer complaints database faced its first legal challenge this week when a company tried to block the federal agency that runs it from posting what the firm described as “baseless allegations” against its product.
> The database, launched in March by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is a Web site where consumers can report and review incidents involving any of the thousands of products that the agency regulates — from candles to refrigerators.
> The lawsuit, filed Monday in a federal district court in Maryland, seeks to prevent the CPSC from making public an incident that allegedly harmed a child. In addition, it wants to keep under seal any related documents and the identity of the company, describing it only as “Company Doe,” a maker and seller of consumer products.
> <end quote>
> October 18, 2011 was a Tuesday, so the "Monday" the suit was filed is apparently October 17, 2011. As best as I can determine, the identity of "Company Doe" has not yet been revealed.
> Does anyone know of an earlier use of this variation on "John Doe"?
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