Most Ind. stage collapse claimants accept offers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - All but one of 65 claimants have accepted
Indiana's settlement offers over the State Fair stage collapse.
The state attorney general's office said Monday that 64 of the
65 claimants accepted the settlements totaling $5 million, the
maximum under Indiana law.
Spokesman Bryan Corbin said the only rejected offer was less
than $1,820 to a minor who was injured.
The 64 claimants include the estates of all seven people who
died in the Aug. 13 collapse amid high winds at the Indianapolis
fairgrounds. The estates each received more than $300,000.
Corbin sad three claimants presented medical costs different
from the calculations in the state's offers, and the state's claims
manager, JWF Specialty Co., covered the $33,000 difference itself.
The stage collapse occurred before a concert by the country duo
Sugarland.


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