Skip to content

First wrongful death lawsuit following Indiana stage collapse

08-23-2011

First wrongful death lawsuit following Indiana stage collapse

The tragic stage collapse just moments before the country band Sugarland was scheduled to perform at the Indianapolis State Fair left 6 people dead and dozens injured. Now the first wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a 42 year-old woman who died after a gust of wind sent the stage tumbling. This lawsuit will also test Indiana’s treatment of same-sex couples, since the woman’s wife is suing the state and three other companies that constructed the stage.

The deceased’s wife was also severely injured during the stage collapse and will suffer permanent injuries as a result. Together they have raised a 17 year-old daughter, who was not harmed at the State Fair. The family is suing the state of Indiana, Mid-America Sound Corp., Dave Lucas Entertainment Group, and Live Nation for $50 million. The state of Indiana does not recognize gay marriage and state law requires only spouses or next of kin to receive settlements of wrongful death cases.

Related Posts

IKEA issues recall for plastic high chairs

IKEA announced last week that it will be recalling its "Antilop" plastic high chairs due to belt restraint failure. The Swedish furniture company sold the high chairs in the United…

Read More

NHTSA to conduct investigation on GM’s recent recall

On Wednesday, February 26 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would investigate General Motor’s recent decision to recall 1.6 million vehicles with defective ignition switches. The recalled cars have…

Read More