There’s another twist in the legal wrangling following the stage collapse at Sugarland‘s concert at the Indiana State Fair last August. The company that built the stage rigging, Mid-America Sound Corp., has asked a judge to order Sugarland and their company, Lucky Star, Inc., to give depositions next week.
According to Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV, Mid-America wants Sugarland to give the depositions before they start their new tour next month and a hearing on the issue is set for Friday.
Sugarland’s rep says they will give the depositions in May when they’ve had proper time to prepare and won’t be “bullied” into doing it on short notice.
The statement reads, “They and we very much share in the anguish of all those touched by this terrible tragedy, but no one’s interests are served by trying to short-circuit the legal process.”
It goes on to say, “Mid-America’s latest filing appears to be motivated more by a desire for publicity than a sincere interest in seeing justice done.”
According to the Indianapolis Star, Mid-America is seeking to find out the limits of Sugarland’s insurance policy and how much they may be able to contribute toward victim compensation. Seven people died and many more were injured in the stage collapse.
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