Cabell lawyer sues over faulty retaining wall

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009


HUNTINGTON – A lawyer is suing the contractor that built his house over a faulty retaining wall that ruined his driveway.

Michael C. Walker filed a lawsuit April 6 in Cabell Circuit Court against Gary Bills.

The complaint says that Bills built a home in Nashmont Estates in Ona and put it on the market in 2004.

Walker bought the house on October 14, 2004, the complaint says.

In September 2007, a retaining wall on the property began to fail, resulting in the plaintiff's driveway sinking, the complaint says.

Walker claims he hired a contractor to repair the wall and driveway at a cost of $22,745.

He's now seeking that amount from Bills, plus other damages.

Walker -- who works at the Huntington firm of Greene Ketchum Bailey, Walker Farrell & Tweel -- is representing himself in the action. The case is before Cabell Circuit Judge David Pancake.

According to his firm biography, Walker is a native of Huntington who joined Greene Ketchum in 2000. A personal injury attorney, he "has litigated cases involving wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, insurance disputes, premises liability, political subdivision liability and maritime." He also is experienced in toxic tort litigation.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 09-C-264

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