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.