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"ER" Doc Sues; Claims Contractor Nailed Him

4/12/2007 8:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Actor Mekhi Phifer claims his former contractor didn't live up to code, so now it's code red in court.

In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the "ER" doc claims he paid a construction company a bundle back in 2003 to increase the height of a block wall on his property and to remodel a carport. Phifer says the company never got the proper permits and violated the building code. City inspectors arrived last year with bad news -- either get the proper permits or, in classic Ty Pennington form, take down that wall! -- and carport.

Phifer says it will cost 95 grand to undo the mess. He's suing for $161,000.

Calls to the construction company were not immediately returned.

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antiAMERICAN IDOL    

LOVE THIS GUY

WAS THE CONTRACTOR ILLEGAL??!! PROBABLY


2561 days ago
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UH...OHHHH!    

GEEEEE DON'T THESE CELEBS GET ENOUGH MONEY WITHOUT TRYING TO SCEW THE LIL GUY?

SUE SUE SUE SUE SUE SUE

2561 days ago
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za za oops    

za za zoinks

2561 days ago
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Robin    

You kidding. He hired a contractor do build, the contractor should know all the forms a permits to file. If he has to tear in down his accountant can write it of on his taxes. Providing he does not have a shady accountant..lol

2561 days ago
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JOANN RYAN    

HI MEKHI, IF YOU SEE THIS, THIS IS EVELYNS MOTHER FROM UPTOWN. YOU KNOW ME BECAUSE YOU SPOKE TO ME UPTOWN THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE. ANYWAY, VERY PROUD OF YOU FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AND THATS RIGHT SUE, IF THEY DIDNT DO THE JOB RIGHT! PLUS YOU HAVE TO PAY TO FIX IT.PLEEEZ

2561 days ago
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swanee    

wow what a unfortunate situation check out the new clip youtube.com/watch?v=BOsqOUzT9as

2561 days ago
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Paulie Wants a Cracker    

I can not believe how free people feel on tmz to be so racist. I bet you wont post your real email. Its so easy to say cruel racial things when nobody knows who you are.

2561 days ago
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laura    

Who is your contractor? Just give the last initial like K, I'm having problems too.

2561 days ago
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Frankie Hoge    


WHO THE HELL CARES..!!!!!...THIS IS NEWS ??? I COULD CARE LESS...THE WHOLE WORLD COULD CARE LESS....JUST ANOTHER WHINNEY ASS...WE HEAR IT EVERYDAY....GET SOME REAL NEWS !!!!!

2561 days ago
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Gerri    

I don't blame him at all! The contractor screwed him and deserves to pay up. It's a real pain in the ass to deal with incompetence and no matter how much money Mekhi has it's still a bad situation he has to deal with.

2561 days ago
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deb    

OMG i would do Mekhi................. EEEEK he is hot

2561 days ago
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dizzydazzy    

yeah and he knows it too..

2561 days ago
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laura    

Dear Frankie my dear, we all care when our homes are ruined by bad contractors, regardless of how much money we may have. Your anger is coming from some where else, we can't help you here.

2561 days ago
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laura    

Frankie,, it's I couldn't care less. Just a English lesson for you.

2561 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Oh Boy, a story about another mindless actor who probably hired a illeagal contractor and didn't bother to do his homework. Who really cares about lazy individuals who make a living pretending they are professionals when in reality the only other job they could get and hold would be at the local AM/PM. He deserves what he gets.

2561 days ago
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