Last August, a terrible tragedy at a Sugarland concert occurred in Indiana when the stage collapsed during a freak wind storm, injuring 58 people and killing 7!
Of course people were angry so they filed a civil suit for negligence last November against nearly every party involved, including the band, Live Nation, ESG Security and the stagehand union.
"The incident at issue in this litigation resulted from a gust of wind of unprecedented intensity, which caused a structure that may have been improperly designed, maintained and/or inspected to fail. As such, this was a true accident or Act of God."
Ya hear that kids? Next time something you get in trouble, just say God did it. Technically, it's the best defense because there is no way to prove you're lying.
And if it wasn't God's fault and it wasn't Sugarland's fault, well then it had to be the concert goers. The band's response to the civil suit continues to suggest "some or all of the plaintiffs failed to exercise due care for their own safety."
Plus, since the fans waited around to see a show despite the growing storm, "some or all of the plaintiffs knowingly and voluntarily assumed and/or incurred the risk of injury to themselves."
Finally, the country duo asserts that neither they, nor their company Lucky Star, Inc., had any part in the construction of the faulty stage, explaining:
"Lucky Star Inc. did not have any control over the size of the stage nor the public address system, as this was all provided for by the Indiana Fair Board."
The state of Indiana has already settled the dispute with most of the victims, but it doesn't look like Sugarland has ANY intention of doing so themselves. Do U think Sugarland owes the injured fans and families of the deceased money for the accident or are they free of blame?
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