The famously coiffed NFL star Troy Polamalu and his wife are suing the son of local billionaire Ernest Rady, saying he sold them a $4.75 million La Jolla home whose backyard then collapsed into a canyon. 

Harry Rady, son of financier and philanthropist Ernest Rady, said through his lawyer that he didn’t own the property, although he owns a share of the corporation that did.

Polamalu and his wife, Theodora, say in their lawsuit that they purchased a home on Colgate Circle, near La Jolla Scenic Drive, in 2009 and spent more than $2.3 million improving it. Then last December, the suit says, about 2,000 square feet of their backyard collapsed, following an earlier landslide in January 2010.

The Polamalus blame Rady. Their attorney, Stuart M. Eppsteiner, twitter.com/rdotinga.

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    Written by Randy Dotinga

    Randy Dotinga is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego and president of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Please contact him directly at randydotinga@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/rdotinga

    4 comments
    Sari Reznick
    Sari Reznick subscribermember

    Interesting that the City knew nothing about this illegal grading. Where were the inspectors? Did not the neighbors complain? In a less affluent neighborhood (Normal Heights), I know of 2 cases where a fence not to code was reported by someone, and an unpermitted home addition was discovered by a city building inspector. In know these are anecdotal, but does this not happen in richer neighborhoods of our fair city?

    Downtown
    Downtown

    Interesting that the City knew nothing about this illegal grading. Where were the inspectors? Did not the neighbors complain? In a less affluent neighborhood (Normal Heights), I know of 2 cases where a fence not to code was reported by someone, and an unpermitted home addition was discovered by a city building inspector. In know these are anecdotal, but does this not happen in richer neighborhoods of our fair city?

    Dan Thomas
    Dan Thomas subscriber

    I just paid over $30,000 to get my son through college with a degree in civil engineering. He can't get a job. Why? Because some billionaire decides that the "expertise" of construction workers is more valid than someone who knows how to run calculations of drainage, soil stability and grading.

    Bernardinohider
    Bernardinohider

    I just paid over $30,000 to get my son through college with a degree in civil engineering. He can't get a job. Why? Because some billionaire decides that the "expertise" of construction workers is more valid than someone who knows how to run calculations of drainage, soil stability and grading.


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