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INDIANAPOLIS -

All but one of 65 claimants have accepted Indiana's settlement offers over the State Fair stage collapse.

The state attorney general's office said Monday that 64 of the 65 claimants accepted the settlements totaling $5 million, the maximum under Indiana law.

Spokesman Bryan Corbin said the only rejected offer was less than $1,700 to a minor who was injured.

The 64 claimants include the estates of all seven people who died in the Aug. 13 collapse amid high winds at the Indianapolis fairgrounds. The estates each received more than $300,000.

Corbin sad three claimants presented medical costs different from the calculations in the state's offers, and the state's claims manager, JWF Specialty Co., covered the $33,000 difference itself.

The stage collapse occurred before a concert by the country duo Sugarland.

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