Vision Fleet asks court to review disputed electric car deal with city

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2015) – Vision Fleet wants a five-judge panel to review its contract with the city of Indianapolis.

The company filed the petition in Marion Superior Court late Monday night. The move came after the City-County Council voted 23-6 to sue the city over the electric car deal and challenge its validity.

The contract, valued between $25 million and $32 million, has come under increased scrutiny after a FOX59 investigation uncovered multiple versions of the agreement. The council’s attorney claims the city bypassed ordinances, policies and violated state statutes when the deal was signed.

Council members debated for more than an hour before taking the vote.

Vision Fleet CEO Michael Brylawski said the company is looking for a solution and hopes to bring in a mediator to resolve the dispute.

“For the past two months, we’ve felt like the rope in a game of tug-of-war between the City and the Council. We’re stuck in the middle, just trying to do the job we were hired to do. The goal of our court filing is to bring all the parties together and figure out a solution together.”

Brylawski said he hopes filing the petition will help avoid what would surely be a costly legal battle involving the city and the council.

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