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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Deal may be near in Indiana stage collapse suit"

The ILB has had 120 earlier posts on the State Fair stage collapse that occurred over three years ago. Ken...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Trial court rules on summary judgment motions in State Fair Stage Collapse litigation [Updated]

From a brief AP story March 11th:INDIANAPOLIS — The state can't be held responsible for work performed by the contractor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Stage Collapse - Isn't this the same $6 million we heard about last summer?

There were a number of stories the end of 2012 about $6 million more in aid for the state fair...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Lawmakers: Stage rules need more time"

Rick Callahan reports for the AP in a long story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS – A commission drafting permanent rules intended to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Expert calls Ind. stage collapse compensation fair"

Charles Wilson of the AP reported Sept. 11th in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana did the best it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Spotlight on Safety for Shows Outdoors"

That is the headline to this long story today by James C. McKinley Jr. in the Sunday NY Times. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 09, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Committee targets outdoor stage safety improvements "

The Briefing Room reports today on yesterday's meeting of the General Assembly's Outdoor Stage Equipment Safety Committee....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Woman Pleads Guilty To Falsely Claiming State Fair Injuries"

Here are the earlier stories, from last December. Today's story from WRTV 6 begins:An Indianapolis woman has pleaded guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Owner rejects stage collapse settlement"

Tom LoBianco of the AP, who wrote the initial story about the indemnification issue, reports today that Mid-America Sound rejected...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on: Fair Victims Settlement Shields State From Purported Indemnification of Mid-America Sound Corp. signed by fair's executive director

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, quoting an AP report that included:Invoices signed by fair executive director Cindy Hoye in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Stage Collapse - Fair Victims Settlement Shields State From Purported Indemnification of Mid-America Sound Corp. signed by fair's executive director

A significant AP story reported by Tom LoBianco was widely published yesterday. The full version of the long story may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on "Claimants sign on to State Fair settlement offers: $13.2 million proposal so far accepted by 51 claimants"

Updating Attorney General Zoeller's announcement of August 2nd, here is a long AP story, reported by Charles Wilson. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Claimants sign on to State Fair settlement offers: $13.2 million proposal so far accepted by 51 claimants"

Updating this ILB entry from June 24th, headed "Stage Collapse - "Stage collapse victims offered an additional $7.2M" Or is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stage Collapse - "AP Interview: Ind. fair exec shadowed by tragedy"

Great interview by Charles Wilson of the AP. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cindy Hoye's life has revolved around fairs since...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on "Stage collapse victims offered an additional $7.2M" Or is it $13.2 million? With conditions

Updating this ILB entry from June 24th, AG Zoeller issued a press release yesterday headed "Deadline to accept $13.2 million...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Stage collapse victims offered an additional $7.2M" Or is it $13.2 million? With conditions

That headline from yesterday's Indianapolis Star, this story by Bill McCleery. This lengthy press release issued Friday by the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Indiana State Fair rolls out plan for dealing with emergencies"

Chris Sikich reports today in a long story in the Indianapolis Star:ndiana State Fair Commission officials say they have developed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Indiana fair lawsuits won't go to trial until 2014"

So reports Charles Wilson of the AP today:Lawyers handling the cases have asked Marion Superior Court Judge Theodore Sosin to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State tweaks payouts for fair victims"

The ILB just looked at the part of HEA 1376-2012 dealing with the state fair stage collapse, and was surprised...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Ind. fair makes management changes after collapse" [Updated]

Charles Wilson of the AP has this comprehensive story on the changes announced this week in state fair management. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State Fair Hires Execs To Oversee Safety Plans"

The State Fair Commission is meeting today. WRTV 6 reports:The Indiana State Fair has hired two new executives to oversee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on: "Court to plan out lawsuits' resolution"

Updating this entry from earlier today, Carrie Ritchie reports this evening on the IndyStar site in a story that begins:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Court to plan out lawsuits' resolution"

That is the headline to this story by Carrie Ritchie in this morning's Indianapolis Star. The story begins:Lawyers in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on: Emergency rule approved this morning

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Maureen Hayden of CNHI had a long story yesterday in the New Albany News & Tribune...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Stage Collapse - Emergency rule approved this morning

Access it here. For background, see this April 27th ILB entry. [More] Here is the WRTV story from noon today.A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Stage inspections already changed"

Jay Hermacinski of WISHTV8 reported April 27th:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Construction crews are busy building a stage on Monument Circle for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Small fairs dread revised state rules" [Updated]

Updating ILB entries from April 23rd and April 24th, Rick Callahan of the AP reports today in a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on "State Fair report will lead to best practices in industry"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, some quotes from John Tuohy's story today in the Indianapolis Star, which is headed "Event Safety...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State Fair report will lead to best practices in industry"

Following on the ILB entry this morning, Sandra Chapman reports this evening at WTHR 13:Governor Mitch Daniels is working with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Trying to set a safer stage: Fair and festival organizers await new rules prompted by State Fair tragedy"

A long, very informative story today from Maureen Hayden, CNHI, in the New Albany News & Tribune. Here are some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on: Indiana attorney blames Sugarland for stage collapse deaths

Updating yesterday evening's entry, Charles Wilson and Tom Coyne take a somewhat different focus in their AP coverage, here in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stage Collapse - Indiana attorney blames Sugarland for stage collapse deaths

From WGN's story today, which includes links to three videos:A northwest Indiana attorney is blaming the country duo Sugarland for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2012

Stage Collapse - "The Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse: The Two Recommendations That Matter"

From a Houston Chronicle blog, Climate Abyss (Weather and climate issues with John Nielsen-Gammon, who is the Texas State Climatologist...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State Fair faulted in stage deaths Rigging inadequate, untested"

That is the headline to Niki Kelly's long story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the investigative reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stage Collapse - State Fair officials release investigation reports - access them here

Here are the investigative reports of Thornton Tomasetti Inc. and of Witt Associates, via the State Fair Commission website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stage Collapse - Governor Daniels statement about the release of the State Fair accident reports today

Here is the statement, just released:“I don’t think we could have done better than these two world renowned firms. I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State Fair officials release investigation reports into Aug. 13 stage rigging collapse"

Reporters are at State Fair Board meeting today, hearing investigative reports from reports from Witt Associates and Thornton Tomasetti. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Indiana judge orders Sugarland to testify in April"

Updating the March 21st post, headed "Sugarland won't answer Indiana State Fair stage collapse questions until May," Carrie Ritchie reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Sugarland won't answer Indiana State Fair stage collapse questions until May"

Carrie Ritchie reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Sugarland will share what it knows about the stage rigging collapse that killed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Sugarland's role questioned in Indiana concert tragedy: Depositions being sought from band following accident that killed seven at State Fair"

Some quotes from a long story in today's Indianapolis Star by Carrie Ritchie:How much control did country duo Sugarland have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Trauma Doctors Weigh In On Stage Collapse Injuries"

Here is a WRTV 6 story, last updated March 16th:INDIANAPOLIS -- The city’s top trauma centers are offering new insights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on "State Fair concert tragedy: Whose call was it?"

Updating this ILB entry from March 11th, the Star's Star Watch blog has made available in full: (1)the 4-page IOSHA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Stage Collapse - "State Fair concert tragedy: Whose call was it?"

The long, front-page story in today's Sunday Indianapolis Star is subheaded: "Before deadly stage rigging collapse in August, police and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Sugarland Responds To State Fair Collapse Lawsuit"

WRTV6 reported in this story last evening that:FISHERS, Ind. -- Sugarland is responding to claims of negligence in a lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Lawmakers consider additional compensation for State Fair victims: Teen provides Senate panel a vivid reminder of stage collapse's impact"

The Indianapolis Star has reporter Mary Beth Schneider's long, front-page story this morning. Some quotes:As [former star athlete 18-year old...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Gov. Daniels comments on State Fair report"

Sandra Chapman of WTHR 13 has an interesting report on Daniels' comments on the IOSHA findings and the proposed legislation....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Victims of the Indiana State Fair stage rigging collapse will receive a third payment from the State Fair Relief Fund"

Both WISH TV and Fox 59 have the report....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Stage Collapse - "IOSHA issues fines in Indiana State Fair stage collapse"

Several interesting stories today on the IOSHA information released yesterday. John Tuohy and Tim Evans have a very long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Indiana stage builder cited in state fair collapse"

Supplementing this Star story, the AP's Charles Wilson has filed this story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Stage Collapse - "IOSHA cites Indiana State Fair, stagehands union, sound company in fatal stage collapse"

John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star has the early story here. Some quotes:The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Stage Collapse - Findings of the IOSHA investigation to be "outlined"

From a press release:The Indiana Department of Labor will announce the results of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Bill would double fair victim's aid"

House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Espich said the Ways and Means Committee will debate the proposal (House Bill 1376,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stage Collapse - More on: Local firm files class action "and will not take a fee from any recovery against the State"

Recall this ILB entry from August 13, 2011. The local firm also issued this press release at the time. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stage collapse - "Senate panel OKs rules for stages like one that failed at state fair"

Chris Sikich's story today in the Indianapolis Star begins:Legislation that would regulate outdoor stage equipment like that used in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stage collapse - Legislative approaches to providing additional funds

From Gov. Daniels' state of the state message this past week:We should deepen the state’s response to the terrible tragedy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Stage Collapse - "Officials apply Ind. fair's lessons to Super Bowl"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports on Indianapolis preparations for the Superbowl in this nationally syndicated story. Some quotes:But beneath...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Governor: Stage collapse victims deserve more cash"

From an AP story published this morning in the Gary Post-Tribune, a few quotes:INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels said Thursday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stage collapse - More on: Marion County Prosecutor: Women Falsely Claimed State Fair Injuries

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the Indianapolis Star has a story today by Bill McCleery with some additional details. From the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stage collapse - Indiana disaster "puts focus on safety in TN: Efforts intensify ahead of New Year's Eve bash"

The Tennessean, another Gannett paper, has a story today by Anita Wadhwani on safety measures for Nashville's Lynyrd Skynyrd show,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stage collapse - Marion County Prosecutor: Women Falsely Claimed State Fair Injuries

This brief story today from Indy6 News - some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS -- Two women were charged with several felony counts after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stage collapse - More on "Indiana recognizes Brennon's civil union in stage collapse settlement"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 20, 2011, Chicago's ABC 7 News last evening had a report with video from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stage collapse - "The list of claimants who were offered and accepted settlements and their settlement amounts"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is the list of settlement amounts accepted. Re the far-right column titled "JWF...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stage collapse - "Indiana recognizes Brennon's civil union in stage collapse settlement"

Kate Sosin, Windy City Times, reports:Indiana State Fair stage collapse survivors, including Alisha Brennon, have accepted a settlement from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Stage collapse - "Attorney General: 64 claimants accept State Fair settlement offers"

Here is a news release just issued by the AG. More later....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stage collapse - More on: Who accepted the state's settlement offer?

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, the AP is reporting this evening:The Indiana Attorney General's office said Wednesday that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stage collapse - Who accepted the state's settlement offer? [Updated]

According to this Dec. 9th news release from AG Zoeller, the deadline was Monday, Dec. 12th:As of mid-afternoon Friday, 20...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stage collapse - "'Take it or leave it' offer ends today: Claimants who reject payment lose chance for any state money related to the stage collapse" [Updated]

Alex Campbell reports today in the Indianapolis Star - here is a snippet:As of Friday, 20 had come forward to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 09, 2011

Stage collapse - "$5M in Settlements to be Paid to Indiana State Fair Victims"

Here is Claims Journal's coverage of the payment plan announced by AG Zoeller....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Stage collapse - "Payouts to victims of State Fair collapse range from $109 to $503,042 Some attorneys cry foul as state payouts to victims of State Fair collapse range from $109 to $503,042"

From a story today in the Indianapolis Star reported by Alex Campbell:Here's how the state fund money will be split...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Stage collapse - "The attorney general's office has made their settlement offer to victims of the State Fair stage collapse"

That is the initial report from Sandra Chapman of WTHR 13 at 1:18 pm:Families of those who were killed when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Stage collapse - "Stage Collapse Survivor Fights for LGBTQ Civil Rights"

Larry Yellen of FOX Chicago News had this nearly 5-minute interview last evening. A quote:A Chicagoan who was critically injured...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Stage collapse - More on "New fallout from State Fair stage collapse tapes"

Updating yesterday's story from WTHR-TV, the AP has a story headed "Tapes show concern before Ind. stage collapse":A recording of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 02, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Stage collapse - "New fallout from State Fair stage collapse tapes"

Sandra Chapman reports this evening for WTHR 13:INDIANAPOLIS - There is new fallout from the tapes of emergency radio calls...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stage collapse - "Judge allows State Fair victims to form class"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 23rd, summarizing Judge Barker's ruling yesterday, Ken Kusmer of the AP has this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stage Collapse - Judge Barker issues ruling on plaintiff's emergency motions

In a 28-page ruling issued today, Estate of Tammy Jean Vandam, et al. v. Mitchell Daniels, et al., Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stage collapse - Lawsuit "filed against Sugarland and at least a dozen other companies that were part of the concert and the set up at the State Fair on August 13th"

So begins a brief story tonight from WTHR 13. More:The 16-page lawsuit is filed on behalf of 47 victims of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Some State Fair victims left out of compensation fund"

A second distribution was made yesterday of funds in the State Fair Relief Fund - that is the fund made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Is State Fair investigation fair?"

That is the heading of this WISH TV story from last evening, by Deanna Dewberry. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Stage collapse - Still more on "State Fair seeking access to union's records on stagehands"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 19th, "Union hands over records on injured State Fair stagehands" is the heading to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Will all state fair claims be paid?"

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has the story today. Some quotes:The Indiana Attorney General's Office said Tuesday the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Stage collapse - Today is last day to file for statutory Tort Claim Fund

"Deadline arrives for state fair victims" is today, Tuesday Nov. 1st. WISH has a brief story here:The state’s Tort Claim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stage Collapse - More on "Some injured State Fair victims' claims rejected by fund"

Updating this Oct. 28th ILB entry, linking to a WTHR 13 Indy story, Alex Campbell of the Indianapolis Star has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Some injured State Fair victims' claims rejected by fund"

Sandra Chapman of WTHR 13 Indy has the story tonight. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS - There is growing anger and frustration because...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - Chesterton: "Restraining order issued in Saturday deck collapse"

This Oct. 26th report in the Chesterton Tribune, from Kevin Nevers, has some interesting parallels to the State Fair stage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stage collapse - More on "State Fair seeking access to union's records on stagehands"

Updating this entry from yesterday, John Tuohy has an update this afternoon in the IndyStar that begins:Lawyers for the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stage collapse - State Fair Advisory Committee unlikely to propose legislation

Today's Indianapolis Star has an expanded version of Heather Gillers' story on yesterday's meeting of the State Fair Advisory Committee....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stage collapse - Legislative State Fair Advisory Committee to tour fairgrounds today [Updated]

Here is the meeting agenda. It concludes:Committee members are invited to take part in a walking tour led by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stage collapse - "State Fair seeking access to union's records on stagehands"

John Tuohy reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A Marion County judge Wednesday will be asked to decide whether state officials...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stage collapse - "State Fair to move stage wreckage as collapse costs mount"

Carrie Ritchie of the IndyStar has a story from this morning's meeting of the Indiana State Fair Commission. From the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Chicago woman's lawsuit over her partner's death at the Indiana State Fairgrounds could have widespread implications for same-sex couples across the nation, legal experts say"

Updating these ILB entries from Sept. 27th and Sept. 28th, Andy Grimm of the Chicago Tribune has a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 03, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stage collapse - "45 Tort Claims Filed In Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse"

From Indy 6 News this morning, a brief story reporting:INDIANAPOLIS -- A total of 45 tort claims have been filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stage collapse - More on "Several new lawsuits in Indiana State Fair stage collapse"

As reported in this ILB entry Sept. 27th:In addition yesterday Allen filed suit in federal court challenging the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stage collapse - "Several new lawsuits in Indiana State Fair stage collapse"

Attorney Kenneth Allen, Valparaiso attorney who filed suit earlier on behalf of the Wanatah lesbian couple (initial ILB entry here,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stage collapse - Suit filed in federal court challenging Indiana tort claims limits

WTHR 13 Indy is reporting:MERRILLVILLE - A federal lawsuit is being filed to force the state to pay full and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stage collapse - A question about the distributions to be made from the State Fair Relief Fund

Watching the news stories this evening about the distribution plan announced today (and covered in this ILB posting), I realized...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 23, 2011

Stage collapse - Indiana State Fair Commission approves process for relief fund distribution; but question of "who" may submit death claim not addressed [Updated]

From the news release:INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 23, 2011) – The Indiana State Fair Commission today adopted a process for distribution of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Claim process expedited for victims of State Fair incident: Victims seeking settlements asked to file customized claim forms by November 1"

Here is a news release just issued by Attorney General Zoeller. Here are some quotes; read carefully:INDIANAPOLIS - Families of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stage Collapse: "Stages not on state's radar: Officials don't think they have authority to inspect structures"

Another great story today in the Indianapolis Star by the investigative team of Tim Evans and Heather Gillers. (Here was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Stage collapse shines light on Indiana stance on gays"

That is the headline of this long story this weekend by Charles Wilson of the AP. Check it out here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stage Collapse - "State Fair stage collapse ‘foreseeable disaster’ "

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday evening (that includes links to the documents), the Gary Post-Tribune has this report today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stage Collapse - More on: The State Fair Commission has posted a number of contracts and other documents online; constitutional issue with new fund?

Updating this ILB entry from August 31st, the State Fair Commission has added a number of new documents to its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stage Collapse - The 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of sovereign immunity, and the enactment of the tort claims statute -- Part I

Nearly 50 years ago, on Halloween night, October 31, 1963, a massive explosion rocked the State Fair Fair Coliseum in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Stage Collapse - More on Feinberg's visit yesterday

Supplementing these two ILB entries yesterday (here and here) on Ken feinberg's meetings with the AG and with the State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 08, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stage Collapse - Feinberg also meets with State Fair officials

In addition to meeting with AG Zoeller, Ken Feinberg met this afternoon with State Fair officials. WISH TV Indy filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stage collapse - AG, Kenneth Feinberg discuss settlement process in State Fair tragedy

Just released by the AG's office:INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller met with victim compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg today to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stage Collapse - "Daniels not ready to endorse lifting $5M liability cap"

Kevin Rader had this report last evening on WTHR 13 Indianapolis. From the story:INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mitch Daniels is not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Stage Collapse - The 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of sovereign immunity, and the enactment of the tort claims statute -- Part II

This is Part II of a two-part series providing hard-to-find background information on the 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Stage Collapse - "DeLaney wants liability cap lifted so State Fair victims get more"

The team of Tim Evans and Heather Gillers have written an outstandingly informative story this morning for the front-page of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stage Collapse - The State Fair Commission has posted a number of contracts and other documents online; constitutional issue with new fund?

Access the links here. Additional documents are to be added. (see also the State Fair index page, here.) Thanks to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stage Collapse - More on: AG hires Ken Feinburg

From a just-issued press release:Attorney General Greg Zoeller said today that Kenneth Feinberg, the nationally respected expert who was administrator...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stage collapse - AG hires Ken Feinberg

Mary Beth Schneider tweets:Atty gen hires Kenneth Feinberg, fund administrator from 9/11 and gulf spill, to advise on claims from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stage Collapse - Indiana State Fair Commission news conference at 1 p.m.

From the news release:From a State Fair Commission news conference to discuss plans moving forward for the Indiana State Fair...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Stage collapse - State asks Court to dismiss class-action suit in fair stage collapse

Two Three stories this evening. Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has just filed a story here, quoting from a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stage Collapse - More on "Legal ramifications of state fair stage collapse"

This ILB entry from August 22nd (worth re-reading) outlined the law in Indiana and Hawaii regarding same-sex couples. I wrote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stage collapse - "LaPorte Judge orders state to preserve fair stage wreckage"

Tom Coyne of the AP reports on yesterday's hearing in LaPorte County. Some quotes:LAPORTE -- An Indiana judge ordered the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stage Collapse - Local firm files class action "and will not take a fee from any recovery against the State"

And they, the firm of Cohen & Malad, have issued this press release. The named plaintiff is Angela Fischer, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stage Collapse - Legal ramifications of state fair stage collapse

The ILB has created a new category to make it easier to locate its entries on the legal aspects of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Law - The state fair stage collapse and the rights of gay couples

A number of news stories indicate that at least one gay couple was severely impacted by the state fair stage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Legal setting for state fair stage collapse claims

Two stories from the IBJ outline the limits on claims: "Damage cap limits state's potential losses from concert tragedy" by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuits filed on behalf of couple in State Fair collapse seek at least $60M: Partners attended Sugarland show, but only one left fairgrounds alive"

That is the headline to this lengthy Indianapolis Star story today, byline Jon Murray. Some quotes:Friday, as two investigative consultants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - "Ind. self-policing raises questions on fair probe" [Updated]

Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story this afternoon, here as published via the Atlanta Journal Constitution website,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011