Filing Pseudonymously: Mississippi
Noted caselaw from Mississippi with Doe plaintiffs is limited to sexual abuse claims brought by minors. There is no discussion by courts of the use of a Doe pseudonym.
- Doe ex rel. Doe v. Salvation Army, 835 So.2d 76 (Miss. 2003) – Doe plaintiffs and their mothers sue after Does are sexually assaulted at summer camp by counselor. Punitive damages are at issue here. No mention of pseudonym.
Filing Requirements & Availability of Court Records
MINN. R. CIV. PRO. 10 (2010): Form of Pleadings
(a) Caption; names of parties. Every pleading shall contain a caption setting forth the name of the court, the title of the action, the file number, and a designation as in Rule 7(a). In the complaint the title of the action shall include the names of all the parties, but in other pleadings it is sufficient to state the name of the first party on each side with an appropriate indication of other parties.
Decisions are searchable at http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/search/searchoptions_decisions.html (last visited Apr. 20, 2010).
Youth court records are kept confidential under MISS. CODE ANN. § 43-21-251(2) (2010).