The victims and families of those killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse have filed a lawsuit against those associated with the production of the show which includes Sugarland.
The August 13 tragedy injured 44 people and left seven dead after strong 60 mph winds ripped down the stage and smashed into the crowd just before Sugarland was about to perform. According to the suit, the band had the final say on whether or not the show would go on. Attorneys representing at least 20 law firms throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky filed the complaint citing breach of reasonable care to the victims. One plaintiff is seeking amends based on the fact that the accident could have been prevented. Others are asking for help with medical bills and other expenses due to the tragedy.
The lawsuit names stage riggers, producers and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush as the ones to blame for not providing a safe concert experience and by not cancelling the event when the weather turned bad.