Quiet title action

Definition

A special legal proceeding to determine ownership of real property.  A party with a claim of ownership to land can file an action to quiet title, which serves as a sort of lawsuit against anyone and everyone else who has a claim to the land.  If the owner prevails in the quiet title action, no further challenges to the title can be brought. 

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Alaska v. United States, 545 U.S. 75 (2005).

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