Indy Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit for All Victims of State Fair Stage Collapse

By Scott Sarvay

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Indianapolis law firm Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a class action lawsuit Monday on behalf of all victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

The lawsuit alleges that the state of Indiana and the companies involved with the installing and maintaining the stage structure were negligent in their handling of the event and failed to make sure the structure was safe.

The lawsuit also alleges that there were defects in the design and manufacturing of the roof structure.

The claims against the State are capped at a maximum of $5,000,000 for all victims.

The attorneys at Cohen & Malad have committed to donate their time and talents to pursue claims against the State and will not take a fee from any recovery received by the state. They also encourage other attorneys representing those injured to also waive their fee for claims against the State.

The attorneys at Cohen & Malad have committed to dedicating the resources necessary to conduct an extensive and aggressive investigation to uncover the truth about the circumstances, errors or omissions that caused this tragedy so that those responsible will be held accountable and so that changes can be made to prevent this from ever happening again.

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