Sugarland Settle $39 Million Claim Over Indiana State Fair Disaster

  • 21 December 2014

Country duo Sugarland are among a group of defendants who have agreed to hand over a $39 million (£22.9 million) settlement to the victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair disaster.

The musicians were about to begin their set at the event when the stage collapsed due to high winds, killing seven concert-goers and injuring nearly 100.

The disaster sparked numerous legal proceedings, and after a mediation hearing on Friday (19Dec14), 17 defendants, including Sugarland and gig promoters Live Nation, have agreed to pay out $39 million to the victims and their families.

The settlement is in addition to a previous sum of $11 million (£6.5 million) which came from state officials in Indiana.