Court: State not Liable for Contractor in Indiana Stage Collapse

March 13, 2014

A court says the state isn’t responsible for work performed by a contractor involved in the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

The Indiana attorney general’s office said that a Marion County judge denied Mid-America Sound Corporation’s claim that the state is financially responsible for the cost of its defense and any judgments against it.

The company built the roof and rigging used to hold the lights and sound equipment, which collapsed during a concert in August 2011, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others.

Mid-America had argued that the state was obligated by its contract to cover the company’s legal costs.

A spokeswoman for the company had no immediate comment.

The decision doesn’t end the litigation over the fatal collapse.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm
    Huh! says:
    Why should I ever be responsible for what I do if I can blame it on someone else?
  • March 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    Scott says:
    Oh, those poor, starving attorneys.....where will they go now?
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