Lawsuits Filed over Indiana Fair Sugarland Stage Collapse
Just a week after the tragedy that claimed six lives at the fair, an Indiana law firm has filed two lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families.
Both seek tens of millions of dollars from a handful of companies that put on the Aug. 13 concert at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.
In a further filing, the law firm is asking that the investigation of the incident stop while the scene and all debris is preserved.
The lawsuits came on the same day that the 6th victim, a 22 year old Ball State University student died from her injuries.
The lawsuits are on behalf of a couple from Wanatah, Ind., who have been partners for 10 years and attended the show together. One of them was killed.
"This was a terrible tragedy that could and should have been prevented," Valparaiso attorney Kenneth J. Allen said in a news release. "The responsible parties must be held to account."
Allen, also said that these suits are just the first part of what may become a more complex case.
A member of the Indiana State Fair Commission was quoted as saying:
"What we seek is the truth." "We have, I think, brought in the best two firms to do that, and we've said to them: 'Tell us exactly what you find. Lead to the truth.'
Get much more detail from The Indy Star.
This is certainly not going to be the end to this story. Stay tuned.