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SECTION 1944
Hearing and final order upon non-appearance of adverse claimants
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 19
§ 1944. Hearing and final order upon non-appearance of adverse
claimants. Upon the return day named in said notice the court shall
proceed summarily to inquire into the truth of the matters set forth in
the petition, and may appoint a referee for that purpose, and if there
shall be no appearance by any person claiming any adverse interest to
the petitioners in the real property described in the petition, the
court may make a final order declaring that the title of the petitioner
to such real property has been judicially established, which final
order, together with the petition and order for and proof of publication
of the notice, and the proofs taken before the court or referee shall be
filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which the real
property is situated, and such final order shall be evidence of the
facts so declared to be established thereby in all courts and places,
and thereafter no action or proceeding for the recovery of the real
property described in said final order or any part thereof, or of any
interest therein, shall be maintained by any person named as a defendant
in the notice of pendency of action referred to in section 1941, or by
any person or persons claiming under such defendant or either of them.