California State Grange, et al. v. San Luis Obispo Guild Hall

Case No.: 19CV-0427    

Background.
On July 17, 2019, California State Grange and San Luis Obispo Grange No. 639 (Plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo Guild Hall (Defendant). Plaintiffs’ first amended complaint (FAC) alleges causes of action for (1) declaratory judgment, (2) cancellation of deed and quiet title, (3) slander of title, (4) conversion, (5) claim and delivery, and (6) ejectment.
Plaintiffs’ lawsuit centers around a longstanding dispute between the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (the National Grange)1 and the California State Grange, on the one hand, and the California Guild, on the other hand. (FAC, ¶ 1.)
The California State Grange is the National Grange’s state-level division, with jurisdictions over the divisions of other Granges in California, including “Subordinate Granges.” Named Plaintiff herein San Luis Obispo Grange No. 639 (No. 639) is one of those Subordinate Granges. (FAC, ¶ 6.)
In 2013, the California State Grange........