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Several neighbors and I received damage on our property from…

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Several neighbors and I received damage on our property from a city water main break. My direct neighbor received immediate compensation, another house was purchased by the city but I have received no compensation on my damages.
Can a city pick and choose who they compensate on a particular issue?
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The city has to compensate fairly and without discrimination. If it fails to do so, a lawyer letter can help prompt payment. That should avoid, although you retain the option, to sue the city to compel payment.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I tried to talk with the city, now they want to pursue this in court.
What claims could I file?
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You would file a claim for negligence and failure to compensate for damages in line with their practices.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The neighbors that received compensation are well off financially and the city purchased the Lawyers home

On filing a lawsuit especially with local counsel it should help bring about a settlement, especially given the apparent favoritism being practiced.

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