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Tort Claim Filed In Indiana Stage Collapse

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An attorney for Heather Goodrich has filed a tort claim notice at the Indiana Attorney General’s office, after Heather’s husband Glenn was crushed while working security at the August 13, 2011 Indiana State Fair Sugarland concert where the stage collapsed, sending rigging and equipment into the crowd. Seven people died in the accident, and many more were injured.

Investigators are trying to determine why the stage collapsed, while the plaintiff’s attorney questions why the concert was held when the forecast predicted severe weather.

An attorney for Goodrich said that the tort claim is the first step in a lawsuit, and if a lawsuit is filed, Goodrich will claim wrongful death and seek damages.  The state has 3 months to respond to the tort claim.

The families of 42-year-old Tammy VanDam and 49-year-old Beth Urschel have also filed lawsuits regarding the incident. VanDam was killed when the stage collapsed, and Urschel was injured. The defendants named in the lawsuits are Live 360 Group (concert promoter), Live Nation Entertainment, and the owners of the stage rigging Mid-America Sound Corp of Greenfield, Ind., CMT News reported. disclaimer: This article: Tort Claim Filed In Indiana Stage Collapse was posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 7:50 pm at and is filed under Personal Injury Lawsuits.

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