Lawsuits Being Filed Over Tragic Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse
August 23, 2011 at 6:49 AM (PT)
CMT is reporting that two lawsuits have been filed in connection with the tragic stage collapse at the AUGUST 13th concert at the INDIANA STATE FAIR in INDIANAPOLIS (NET NEWS 8/14). A third suit is expected to be filed soon.
At least six people died of injuries sustained in the stage crash and another remained on life support YESTERDAY (8/22).
Numerous lawsuits are expected to be filed. The initial lawsuits were filed FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th by an attorney representing JANEEN BETH URSCHEL, 49, who survived the accident, and the estate of her partner, TAMMY VANDAM, 42, who died. The defendants include MID-AMERICA SOUND CORP. OF GREENFIELD, IN, which owns the stage rigging, LIVE 360 GROUP, the show's concert promoter and LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT.
The suit is seeking $50 million for VANDAM’s estate and $10 million plus punitive damages for URSCHEL.
It has also been reported that an attorney representing the wife of GLENN GOODRICH, 49, has filed a tort claim notice with the INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL's office as the first step in a possible lawsuit. GOODRICH was a security guard at the concert and was crushed in the stage collapse.