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Partipilo v. Hallman
Illinois Appellate Court
156 Ill. App. 3d 806 (1987)
Elmer Hallman (defendant) made several improvements to his property. Those improvements were mistakenly assessed by the county assessor’s office as part of Frank Partipilo’s (plaintiff) adjoining property. As a result, Partipilo paid approximately $26,000 total in additional taxes based on those improvements over three years. Hallman’s tax bill was, therefore, approximately $26,000 lower than it should have been. Several years after Partipilo discovered the mistake, he sued Hallman, seeking to recover restitution for the extra taxes. The trial court ruled in favor of Partipilo and ordered Hallman to pay the amount of extra taxes to Partipilo. Hallman appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jiganti, J.)
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