Judge blocks I-70 mobile home park owner from forcing tenants out

I-70 Mobile Home Park. (WTHR Staff)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A judge has extended an emergency restraining order against the owner of a mobile home park that was forcing people to move out.

The ruling prohibits Blu Lake Inc. from: closing the park, excavating, shutting off or interfering with utilities, or keeping people from getting to or using their mobile home.

This new order follows a lawsuit the state just filed earlier this fall.

That lawsuit states the owner violated Indiana's Deceptive Consumer Sales act and claimed their actions were unfair, abusive and deceptive.

The owners of the I-70 Mobile Home Park said they were closing because they can't afford to pay the $100,000 needed for sewer repairs.

Eyewitness News also reached out to Citizens Energy when this all came up in August, asking for clarification on the sewer. It told Eyewitness News that it has been in contact with the mobile home park owner for more than a year about constructing a new connection to a sewer main to remedy issues with the private sewer lines.

Citizens Energy tells Eyewitness News that it submitted a plan in April to the engineering firm the mobile home park hired and has never heard back.

Citizens went on to say in its statement: "Citizens has not mandated the connection, so this appears to be a decision made by the owner.”