Indiana requires lawsuits be filed within two years. Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the deadly 2011 State Fair stage collapse.
The state has now paid out a total of about $11 million. Civil lawsuits will go to court starting in 2014 and could net the victims more money.
Stage collapse examiners say Indiana has made significant progress in preventing future accidents -- but also say the state still has work to do.
A legislative study committee begins work this week to establish more permanent regulations to help prevent another tragedy like the State Fair stage collapse.
Police say the crime was like many others in recent years, with thieves searching for materials they can fence for cash.
The changes aim to prevent another event like last year’s State Fair stage collapse.
A commission will likely approve new regulations this week on temporary outdoor stage equipment.
The Indiana State Fair Commission will receive the reports during their monthly meeting Thursday.
A Marion County judge ordered the country music group’s lead singer to give a limited deposition in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse lawsuits.
The country music group Sugarland has responded to a class-action lawsuit regarding the state fair stage collapse.