The state of Indiana agreed Wednesday to pay the full $5 million to the State Fair stage collapse victims who filed a class action lawsuit. However, those who suffered most may not be getting as much as they need or deserve.
Indiana law caps what the state has to pay out. It only provides up to $700,000 per person and that amount will likely grow smaller depending on who files. The state caps the payout on any event at $5 million total.
"There will likely be other businesses involved in the process. And that doesn't come under the state torts claims caps."
Then the question becomes what does those businesses' insurance cover and how much money is realistically available for those businesses to pay?
The investigation into what happened at the State Fair will likely only take months, but Kehoe said these lawsuits could take years.
"Be patient. Things will sort out, but yes they're going to be complicated."
State agrees to pay full $5M to stage collapse victims
The state of Indiana agreed Wednesday to pay the full $5 million to the State Fair stage collapse victims who filed a class action lawsuit.