Nebraska Revised Statute 25-2005

Chapter 25 Section 2005

25-2005.

District court judgment; vacation; existence of valid claim or defense a prerequisite; preservation of liens upon modification.

A judgment shall not be vacated on motion or complaint, until it is adjudged that there is a valid defense to the action in which the judgment is rendered, or, if the plaintiff seeks its vacation, that there is a valid cause of action; and when a judgment is modified, all liens and securities obtained under it shall be preserved to the modified judgment.

Source

  • R.S.1867, Code § 606, p. 501;
  • R.S.1913, § 8211;
  • C.S.1922, § 9164;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-2005;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-2005;
  • Laws 2002, LB 876, § 29.

Annotations

  • Prerequisite to vacation of judgment is showing of valid defense. Gasper v. Mazur, 157 Neb. 857, 62 N.W.2d 117 (1954).

  • Plaintiff seeking vacation of judgment after term must allege and prove valid cause of action. Morrill County v. Bliss, 125 Neb. 97, 249 N.W. 98 (1933).

  • Court must adjudge that cause of action is prima facie valid before it is authorized to take action on motion. Gavin v. Reed, 73 Neb. 237, 102 N.W. 455 (1905).

  • Mere showing of want of service of summons is not sufficient. Baldwin v. Burt, 54 Neb. 287, 74 N.W. 594 (1898).

  • Party seeking to vacate judgment after term must plead and prove valid cause or defense. Gilbert v. Marrow, 54 Neb. 77, 74 N.W. 420 (1898).

  • "Adjudged" means judicially determined. Western Assur. Co. of Toronto v. Klein, 48 Neb. 904, 67 N.W. 873 (1896).

  • Applicant must allege and prove valid defense or cause of action. Bond v. Wycoff, 42 Neb. 214, 60 N.W. 564 (1894).

  • Motion to vacate must be accompanied by answer. McBrien v. Riley, 38 Neb. 561, 57 N.W. 385 (1894).