A quiet title action sounds in equity. Boundary disputes cannot be determined in a quiet title action. Rather, boundary disputes are properly brought as an action in ejectment or pursuant to section 34-301. Rush Creek Land & Live Stock Co. v. Chain, 255 Neb. 347, 586 N.W.2d 284 (1998).
Since amendment of 1921, action to quiet title may be maintained by any person whether in actual possession or not, and cause is tried as an equitable action. Morse v. Cochran, 131 Neb. 424, 268 N.W. 307 (1936).
Defendant defeats action by proving no title or interest in plaintiff. Van Patten v. O'Brien, 88 Neb. 382, 129 N.W. 540 (1911).
As between rival homestead claimants, no finding of ownership can be made before patent is issued. Rupke v. Moran, 87 Neb. 316, 127 N.W. 127 (1910).
Maintenance of action by remainderman during life estate is permitted. Hobson v. Huxtable, 79 Neb. 334, 112 N.W. 658 (1907), judgment vacated on rehearing 79 Neb. 340, 116 N.W. 278 (1908).
Purpose of action is to obtain complete determination of question of title between parties. Dolen v. Black, 48 Neb. 688, 67 N.W. 760 (1896).
Plaintiff must show his interest is superior to defendant's if put in issue. McCauley v. Ohenstein, 44 Neb. 89, 62 N.W. 232 (1895).
Plaintiff should allege the nature, extent, and invalidity of defendant's title. McDonald v. Early, 15 Neb. 63, 17 N.W. 257 (1883).
In an action to quiet title, the plaintiff has the burden of proof and must recover upon the strength of his title. Vogel v. Bartels, 1 Neb. App. 1113, 510 N.W.2d 529 (1993).