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Wal-Mart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie fighting with L.A. neighbor over a tree

Nancy Walton Laurie
Nancy Walton Laurie Associated Press

We’re just going to file this bit of news under the category of “First World Problems.”

Wal-Mart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie is upset with the neighbor of her home in Bel-Air for traumatizing her “cherished” eucalyptus tree.

Laurie, who is reportedly worth nearly $5 billion, wants $90,000 from developer Mohamed Hadid's company for allegedly damaging her tree during construction of his mega-mansion, according to the Beverly Hills Courier.

She is the daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton and mother of Paige Laurie, who came close in 2004 to getting her name on a sports arena at the University of Missouri.

Fans of the modeling world will recognize Hadid as the father of model-on-the-rise Gigi Hadid.

The Courier reports that Laurie’s company, LW Partnership, filed a summary judgment in L.A. State Superior Court against Hadid and the work being done on his 30,000-square-foot home, a project that has lots of his neighbors ticked off, mostly because of its massive size.

The city of Los Angeles at one point even slapped a Stop Work Order on the project, the Courier reports.

Laurie alleges that Hadid built a 200-foot retaining wall next to her property that “cut the roots to the family's cherished eucalyptus tree, causing it severe damage and putting it at risk of falling over.”

She wants the wall gone, and money for the damages.

“We have an arborist who says the tree is thriving, and at one point in time was suffering from the drought,” says Bruce Rudman, an attorney for Hadid.

Meanwhile, Cover Girl LashBlast mascara is $5.06 at Wal-Mart this week.

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