State of Indiana settles in Sugarland tragedy

January 2012

Live Events Industry

The State Of Indiana has now reached settlements with 63 of the 65 claimants after the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in August when 7 people died and over 40 more were injured when one of the stages at the State Fair collapsed when hit by freak winds just before a concert featuring country duo Sugarland was about to begin.  State Law limited that liability to a total of $5 million. Officials have also distributed almost $800,000 donated by the public after the incident. 48 affected parties have also begun legal proceedings against Sugarland and their business associates, on the basis the band had a contractual right to cancel the show over weather concerns, and were therefore negligent not to exercise that right.

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