Sugarland concert fatal accident settled
Monday, December 22, 2014
– Sugarland, promoter Live Nation and 16 others settled a lawsuit for $39 million that resulted from the 2011 collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair that killed seven and nearly 100.
High winds knocked over stage rigging and caused the stage roof to collapse onto fans waiting for the start of a Sugarland concert in August 2011. Two investigations indicated the rigging did not meet industry standards.
The settlement reached on Friday resulted from mediation. The state settled earlier for $11 million.
It was not disclosed how much each party had to pay or how much each victim received. The severity of the injury determined the amount paid.
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