AG: 24 more tort claims filed in stage collapse
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's attorney general says 24 more tort claims have been filed alerting the state of possible lawsuits in the wake of last month's deadly State Fair stage collapse.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office says the new notices boost to 45 the total number of tort claims received to date. Some include multiple claimants from the same family, while other family members filed their tort claims separately.
The filings are required before a lawsuit can be filed seeking a share of the $5 million available to victims under Indiana law.
More than 40 people were injured Aug. 13 when stage rigging collapsed in high winds before a scheduled State Fair concert by country duo Sugarland. Four people died immediately and three others later died from their injuries.
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