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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Carmel faces federal class action lawsuit over traffic law"

Updating this ILB post from earlier this morning, Lindsey Erdody of the IBJ now has a story on the federal class action lawsuit. It begins:

The city of Carmel is facing a class action lawsuit in federal court for its enforcement of a local traffic ordinance a state appeals court has already struck down.

Attorney Edward Bielski, president of Bielski Law LLC and former partner of Stewart & Irwin P.C., filed the lawsuit on behalf of Greenwood resident Lawrence Lennon and Fishers resident Robert Sanford in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Dec. 30.

The complaint argues that the city knowingly enforced an illegal traffic ordinance and wrongly collected money from citations issued based on the traffic infractions “for the purpose of maximizing revenue to the city of Carmel.” It also alleges that the city should have been required to share that revenue with the county and state.

The ILB has obtained a copy of the 16-page federal complaint in Lennon v. City of Carmel, filed Dec. 30th. Access it here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 12, 2016 09:20 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts