Mod: The world can be an ungrateful place, and there really isn't too much that you can do about it. Take Don Murphy, present owner of Sierra Madre's previous City Hall. After inadvertently paying the electric bills for one of the City of Sierra Madre's parking lots, and for 15 long years mind you, Don found himself in court up against the full force of city hall's legal might trying to get his money back. In case you were wondering, below is what the city's legal mightiness was looking like when all of this went down. As you can easily see, the city spared no effort or expense.
Here is the California Eminent Domain Report on what went down (link).
If you'd like to see the court's decision, click here.