Indiana State Fair Victims To Receive $5 Million
September 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM (PT)
INDIANA Attorney General GREG ZOELLER announced on WEDNESDAY (8/31) that he wants to pay $5 million to the victims of the INDIANA STATE FAIR stage collapse, which happened last month (NET NEWS 8/14). $5 million is the maximum allowed under INDIANA’s government liability law.
Also WEDNESDAY (8/31), fair and state officials announced plans to make victim payments from a separate "relief fund" containing more than $800,000 donated by private individuals and businesses. Exactly how money from the two funds will be distributed, who will be eligible for payments and when the money will come in are among the many questions still unanswered.
"I can pledge, on behalf of the commission," said Chairman of the INDIANA STATE FAIR COMMISSION ANDRE LACY, "that we are going to try to get at least something to the victims as quickly as we can."
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