A non profit org filed lawsuit to eject Defendants from homestead property. The state court granted summary judgment in favor of the non-profit It found that the non-profit proved its ownership of the Property, that Defendants were residing on the Property, and that Defendants failed to show the existence of a triable issue of material fact regarding any valid claim to the property. We have all documents and maps supporting and superseding all current claims. Help! They moved Rancho Lines and created APN numbers that have no lot or section number to show where it's existence originated from. Shouldn't have this been tried in Federal Court?
Without seeing documents from the case, it is likely that the State courts had jurisdiction over this dispute. It is possible the case could have been removed to federal court, but that would need to be done early on. If the case has already been resolved through summary judgment, it may be too late for removal.
You need to take everything to a local attorney, perhaps an appellate attorney, asap. The time limits to challenge the summary judgment or file an appeal are short.
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