Nebraska Revised Statute 25-2004

Chapter 25 Section 2004

25-2004.

District court judgment; grounds for vacation or modification; determination.

The court may first try and decide upon the grounds to vacate or modify a judgment or order, before trying or deciding upon the validity of the defense or cause of action.

Source

  • R.S.1867, Code § 605, p. 501;
  • R.S.1913, § 8210;
  • C.S.1922, § 9163;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-2004;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-2004.

Annotations

  • Court should not try out merits of controversy at same time it determines whether or not a valid cause of action or defense has been presented. Miller v. Schlereth, 151 Neb. 33, 36 N.W.2d 497 (1949).

  • Attempt of county court to vacate judgment in civil action after term, without notice, was void. Stone v. Jensen, 118 Neb. 254, 224 N.W. 284 (1929).

  • Court should hear evidence on petition to vacate before entry of order. Trimble & Blackman v. Corey & Son, 78 Neb. 639, 111 N.W. 376 (1907).

  • General finding is sufficient in absence of request for special findings. Anthony & Co. v. Karbach, 64 Neb. 509, 90 N.W. 243 (1902).

  • It is not necessary to tender an answer with a motion to vacate. Fisk v. Thorp, 60 Neb. 713, 84 N.W. 79 (1900).