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SUED! Sugarland Blamed For Indiana Stage Collapse

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Sugarland might be in legal hot water after Indiana residents filed suit against them.

The band was set to perform at the Indiana State Fair Grounds in August 2011 when the stage collapsed due to strong gusts.

Over 45 people were injured and seven were killed.

The band was spared due to an impromptu prayer circle.

44 victims are suing Sugarland, Live Nation, ESG Security, the stagehand union and others for negligence and they are seeking unspecified damages.

Back in August, the band tweeted their condolences and returned later to perfrom a free benefit concert.

Attourneys of the plantiffs are including Sugarland in the lawsuit because the band had final say whether or not to cancel the concert in a clause in their contract.

Do U think the band or anyone is at fault for the tragedy?

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28 comments to “SUED! Sugarland Blamed For Indiana Stage Collapse”

  1. 1

    Nobody forced the concert guests to go. If you think it's dangerous to go outside, then stay inside.

  2. Rohan says – reply to this


    This site is dead, lol!

  3. 3

    Bunch of hillbillies!

  4. 4

    Sugarland is def NOT to blame. By the looks of the video people were crazy to stand out there and think the show would go on. It's sad to think Sugarland has done everything to express their feeling for this situation and people do them this way. Nobody is to blame here.

  5. 5

    so dumb! sugarland should NOT be held responsible for this!!

  6. 6

    This happened a few months ago. Not in 2010.

  7. 7

    Not one victim touched ONE PENNY of the money raised in their names!

  8. 8

    This is just an unfortunate event. Nobody is to blame. Its sad, but suing isn't going to give those people their lives back. If anyone felt unsafe they would have had the opportunity to leave at anytime.

  9. 9

    While the wind storm victims are in DESPERATE NEED for medical care & housing aid, the millions raised in the fund-raising events are sitting in the Community foundation's bank accounts….

  10. 10

    Another example of people not taking responsibility for themselves. I'm to stupid so it must be somebody's fault. Let's sue them.

  11. 11

    WOW! How can anyone blame the band? It is such a tragedy that the band has obviously been distraught over.

  12. 12

    comments on previous story
    T ASTY

  13. 13

    Pam's Re-Filled Silicone Breasts says – reply to this you idiot, there you go AGAIN spreading out and out lies. you are completely full of shit

  14. 14

    Money hungry "victims" .

  15. 15

    Pam's Re-Filled Silicone Breasts says – reply to thisWhile the wind storm victims are in DESPERATE NEED for medical care & housing aid, the millions raised in the fund-raising events are sitting in the Community foundation's bank

    liar liar pants on fire. full of shit AGAIN

  16. 16

    Bands and promoters have insurance for just this type of incident. I find it funny that people here think they shouldn't be sued. Fact is that the band is a corporation so they are responsible to make sure that they do not kill their fans.

  17. 17

    I hope this case gets dismissed quickly. This incident was caused by an "act of god" therefore, no one is liable. You can't prevent natural phenomena, you can only take precautions to protect yourself from them, which these idiots did not do. They should have exercised better judgement and left the area of the stage, instead they got caught up in their excitement to see Sugarland and didn't leave.

  18. 18

    The prayer circle wasn't impromptu. Sugarland always has a prayer circle before a show.

  19. 19

    living on the west side of indianapolis i remember how the wind was that evening and how fast it changed, which is not out of the ordinary. the stage was put up long before sugarland came to town, so i dont feel they are to blame. while this was a very bad thing that happened i feel it was what people call a act of God. I also feel that the state fair or the state should pay all the medical bills not sugarland who by the way put on a free concert just a few weeks ago trying to make amends

  20. 20

    Well, If Sugarland had cancelled the concert they would have been sued by unhappy concertgoers….. they can't win.

    Unless the stage was not set up safely, this was simply an accident. Money will not bring those people back. How come people's first reaction to anything that hurts them is to sue?

  21. 21

    Freak of nature that gust of wind. Sometimes accidents just happen!

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


    The stage builders might be more responsible than a guest band might be, unless Sugarland's crew built it…but it seemed like an act of God, plus the attendees have an ultimate responsiblity to eye the weather and make safety decisions for themselves. If a highway is icy due to weather, and you crash, do you blame the highway builders?

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  24. auds says – reply to this


    It's so sad & pathetic that these people would be so greedy. Sugarland did nothing wrong & may have even been killed if they had gone on stage just a minute or two sooner. These people & their shark lawyers are a bunch of greedy little shits.

  25. bug99 says – reply to this


    @Pam's Boobs - I have no idea where you are getting your information from but you are SADLY mistaken. Try to educate yourself regarding the topic before you comment outright lies you dumb boob.

  26. 26

    Re: ajfellow – "Hit 'em where it hurts (their wallets)"

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  28. 28

    I definitely don't think that Sugarland is to blame. This is one of the dumbest lawsuits that I have ever heard of. I'm glad one victim has their head screwed on right.