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The plaintiff entered into a contract with the defendant to buy real estate that the defendant owned. After moving onto the property, several of the plaintiff's livestock became sick and died. After moving to the property, the plaintiff discovered that the defendant had operated a septic tank septic business and had dumped raw sewage and other unknown contents onto the property. The plaintiff claimed that the seller and the seller's real estate agent fraudulently concealed this information from the plaintiff during negotiations for the sale of the property. As a result, the plaintiff stopped making monthly payments and the defendant filed a foreclosure action. No response was filed with the court within the appropriate timeframe (the plaintiff claimed that the County Court Clerk were deliberately lost by the Court Clerk) and the court entered a default judgment against the plaintiff. The court ordered that the plaintiff's livestock be seized and sold at auction in satisfaction of the plaintiff's debt. The plaintiff brought a pro se action in federal court claiming that their federal civil rights were violated due to "illegal proceedings in a circuit court hearing." The court denied the plaintiff's motion and granted the defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court held that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over challenges to state court judgments where, as here, the plaintiff's claim was "inextricably intertwined" with the state court claim because the relief requested would effectively reverse or void the state court's decision, and that such jurisdiction rested solely with the U.S. Supreme Court. Morse v. Ozark County, No. 14-03348-CV-S-GAF, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151381 (W.D. Mo. Oct. 24, 2014).
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