Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie claims Mohamed Hadid owes her $90,000 after destroying a tree on her property.
According to a new report, Laurie claims a wall built on the Los Angeles property being developed by Hadid, who has been seen alongside ex-wife Yolanda Foster on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, caused "severe damage" to a eucalyptus tree.
Hadid's company "with full knowledge of the boundry line between the parties' properties, nevertheless constructed a wall that stands at least 100 feet on the neighboring family's property without the family's consent," read a summary judgement filed against Hadid's company, according to a Daily Mail report on Monday. "In the process, his company cut the roots to the family's cherished eucalyptus tree, causing it severe damage and putting it at risk of falling over."
The property, which is located in Bel Air, Calif. and referred to as 901 Strada Vecchia, has reportedly caused quite the stir in the neighborhood. In the Daily Mail report, a source claimed neighbors of the property were concerned about the size and height of the property, and felt it did not follow code. They also reportedly have issues with the original home being knocked down.
In response to the claim, Hadid's attorney, Bruce Rudman, insisted the new wall was built in the same place as the old one. The Local Tree Experts might be need to also fix the damages.
"We have an arborist who says the tree is thriving, and at one point in time was suffering from the drought," he explained. "This isn't about money. This is about principle. The wall serves the land much better than the little piece of land they are complaining about."