Stage Planner Rejects $7M Deal With Ind. Fair Collapse Victims

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT) -- Production company Mid-America Sound Corp. on Wednesday rejected a $7.2 million settlement with victims of a fatal stage rigging collapse at the Indiana State Fair after the deal's minimum participation requirements were not met by the deadline.

Mid-America and James Thomas Engineering Inc. had agreed in June to shell out $7.2 million to the victims of the collapse and their families, in addition to the $5 million the state had distributed to claimants under a prior settlement.

But of the 62 eligible claimants, 11 declined or...
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