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Hello. A power line pole fell on my house. Comedy

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No. The pole powers my neighbors house, but is on my property. He is asking I pay for half of the repairs

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

There is minimal damage to my house

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Who owns the pole? Who installed it? Why did it fall?
Why is your neighbor (or you, for that matter) responsible for the damages?
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