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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against State Fair

Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Some Indianapolis attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against the Indiana State Fair and Mid America Corp following the stage collapse tragedy.

Jeff Hammond and Richard Shevitz say organizers didn't adequately warn the Sugarland concert audience and that the stage wasn't properly set up or inspected.

Both attorneys says their firm Cohen & Malad isn't accepting legal fees in this case. They say the $5 million state cap on fees in such cases won't make a dent in addressing the claims of scores of victims.

Cohen & Malad Case "Frivolous", Says Lawyer

An attorney representing some of the dead and injured in the State Fair collapse in is calling a new class action lawsuit on behalf of those "emotionally" traumatized into question.

Kenneth Allen represents the family of Tammy Vandam who was killed in the accident. Allen says the suit filed by Cohen & Malad in Indianapolis is a frivolous and will take away from clients like his. Irwin Levin with Cohen and Malad denies the claim.

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