Oaktree Apartments, Owned By Indy Diamond LLC, Ordered To Close Despite Favorable Health Department Inspection

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In a strange and contradictory turn,
a local Marion County court ordered the Oaktree Apartment complex to close even
though the County Health Department found no tenants were living in unsafe or
emergency conditions. The court’s ruling also conflicts with a different Marion
County court’s ruling from the prior day allowing the complex to remain open.

Oaktree Apartments, a complex on the east side of Indianapolis, is owned and
managed by Indy Diamond LLC. On January 30, 2014, the Marion County
Environmental Court found that some of the Oaktree complex was suffering alleged
water and plumbing issues due to the record-breaking cold weather this winter.
Since that order was issued, Indy Diamond successfully brought all occupied
units into compliance, as found by the County Health Department.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, Judge David Certo of the Marion County
Environmental Court ordered that Oaktree Apartments may stay open following a
successful inspection on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by the Marion County
Health Department. The Environmental Court further ruled that no tenants were
living in apartments with emergency conditions, and that new tenants could move
into the complex as soon as units passed inspection by the Health Department.
The Court even noted that it may waive any accrued fines.

But on Friday, February 14, 2014, in a different Marion County court, Judge Gary
Miller ruled that the apartment complex must close despite the Environmental
Court’s ruling and the Health Department’s on-the-ground investigation
demonstrating that no tenant was living in dangerous conditions.

“Judge Miller’s order is baffling, not only because it directly contradicts the
order issued by the Environmental Court the day prior, but also because it goes
against the County Health Department’s investigation and recommendations,” said
Indy Diamond attorney, Michael Aschenbrener. “We intend to pursue all possible
remedies against the City for its role in this conflicting result.”

SOURCE Indy Diamond LLC

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