Sugarland Sued For Negligence in Indiana Stage Collapse
Sugarland is being sued by the 44 victims affected when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair in August, killing 7 people. Entertainment Weekly reports that the plaintiffs claim that Sugarland was negligent for not canceling the concert amidst reports of severe weather.
Here’s the interesting part: there’s a line in Sugarland’s contract saying that the band has final say on whether to cancel a show due to inclement weather. The plaintiffs, a group of people representing the estates of four people who died as well as others who were injured, say that because Sugarland didn’t cancel the show, they’re responsible.
Do you think Sugarland has done enough? Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have apologized profusely, performed a free benefit concert in Indianapolis last month and thanked the people of Indiana at the CMA Awards last week.
“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.
E! News reports that co-counsel Scott Starr added: “This is a devastating tragedy that has impacted hundreds of people. It is critical to help the victims pay the medical bills and other financial expenses that they have incurred from this incident.”