Indiana State Fair stage collapse settlement nearing, attorneys say
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 10, 2014) – Both sides are approaching a settlement in the 2011 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
All but one defendant has agreed to the settlement, attorney Paul Kruse told FOX59. Kruse is representing some of the victims of the collapse. Plaintiffs and defendants in the case met with a mediator in May and came to a preliminary agreement on a settlement.
Seven people died and more than 40 were hurt when stage rigging gave way before the Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Aug. 13, 2011.
The disaster spawned several lawsuits and investigations. At least 11 plaintiffs opted out of the state’s $11 million payout while others affected by the collapse decided to take the settlement.