Young State Fair stage collapse victim challenges cap on damage payments


The case of a young State Fair stage collapse victim goes before the State Court of Appeals Monday.

She is challenging the state's cap on damage payments, and the court's final decision could open the door for new collapse lawsuits.

Jordyn Polet was 10 in Aug. 2010 when the stage rigging collapsed before a Sugarland concert.

Her mom and sister were severely injured, and a family friend with them died.

Jordyn was not part of the state's original settlement, and when she sued to recover damages, the judge ruled that she couldn't recover since the state's limit had already been met.

The appeals judges are not expected to rule Monday. But if they side with Jordyn, the case could also mean victims of future disasters may be able to recover more money.

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