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Sugarland Sued For Negligance After Stage Collapse

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On August 13th Sugarland was just about to step on stage at the Illinois State Fair when the stage collapsed. To everyone’s surprise the elaborately rigged stage came crashing down onto the crowd as a result of a huge gust of wind. The band was not injured in the incident that killed 7 and injured many others, and have expressed their sorrow and sympathy for all involved. However, that doesn’t seem to be enough for some of the fans who were there that night in August.

Sugarland has been sued by 44 victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, which killed seven and injured many others back in August.The plaintiffs, a group that includes the estates representing four of the deceased concertgoers, claim that Sugarland was negligent for not canceling the concert when inclement weather loomed. Apparently, a clause in Sugarland’s contract stipulates that the group has final say on whether to cancel a show due to hazardous weather. Because they didn’t pull the plug on the show, now they are being held responsible.

The group suing Sugarland feel that the duo did not have their fans best interest in mind. They feel that the entire incident is a result of negligence.

Unfortunately, this tragedy could have been prevented if the responsible parties had been concerned about the concertgoers that night,” plaintiffs’ attorney Mario Massillamany said in a statement.

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages that would “help the victims pay the medical bills and other financial expenses that they have incurred from this incident.”

After all the public apologies and expressions of sympathy do you still feel that Sugarland is at fault ?

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