August 30, 2011
Last week The Indianapolis Star reported on the first batch of lawsuits to crop up after a stage at the Indianapolis State Fair collapsed on August 13, killing seven people and injuring dozens more. This week has yielded yet another lawsuit, as the family of a 23-year-old woman who died file suit alleging gross negligence and recklessness by the promoters and producers of the concert for country duo Sugarland.
The family filed the suit on Monday, August 29, in a Marion County Court on behalf of the estate of the woman who died and her parents, reports The Evansville Courier & Press. The lawsuit reportedly maintains that the organizers of the fair and concert failed to warn audience members about impending weather conditions.
The attorney in this case is also representing the family of a 42-year-old woman who died in the collapse, as well as a woman who was injured.
There are already at least three potential lawsuits against the state, as reported in the Star last week. One of these lawsuits comes from a woman who, though not injured in the stage collapse, claims in her lawsuit that she suffered “severe emotional trauma” from witnessing the tragedy.
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