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Sugarland Sued

You Could Have PREVENTED

Deadly Concert Disaster

11/23/2011 10:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sugarland sued
The country duo Sugarland is being sued by dozens of people who claim they were injured in a devastating stage collapse at a concert in Indiana earlier this year ... all because the band allegedly failed to cancel the show when they KNEW the weather was getting bad.

More than 40 people -- including the estates of people who died in the accident -- filed the suit against the band in Indiana ... claiming the members of Sugarland had the authority to cancel the show because of bad weather.

According to the docs, Sugarland "failed" to call it off ... putting the fans in grave danger.

Moments before the performance on August 13, powerful winds blew in and knocked over the stage -- killing 7 people and injuring more than 45.

Sugarland isn't the only defendant in the lawsuit -- the alleged victims are also demanding unspecified damages from concert promoter Live Nation, ESG Security and the stagehands’ union.

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91.

God-Of-Lyf    

Just like the 40+ people had the authority to walk away once they seen the bad weather coming. This is a joke. Yes it's sad about what happened but saying it's the bands fault is silly. These people are looking for a pay day even though they are already getting a huge one. People are sue happy anymore. I hope they get nothing more then what they are already getting. P.S. We attended the event on that dreadful day and saw the aftermath. While it does suck you still can't blame the band for what mother nature does. COME ON NOW!!! But the sad thing is they will probably win even more money out of sympathy. Just Saying...

1009 days ago
92.

Billy    

I hope the union pays through the nose. I'd love to see a union bankrupt and out of business. They are worthless. As for the others, pound sand to the guys suing. I'd say Sugarland should sue them because they wanted the show to go on even in bad weather putting the band at risk.

1009 days ago
93.

azlee    

Sorry people, Sugarland was contracted to do it the show. If they pulled out there would have been hell to raise. It was up the fairgrounds to say the weather is getting bad and don't go on. Nice try to blame them though, who had 1000's of fans there waiting.

Nope that was the city, county, fair grounds call.

1009 days ago
94.

dgn4369    

Sueing the band is incorrect. Not a fan of Sugarland but they were one of MANY bands that played that day. I doubt if they had any clue to what the weather conditions were. The people who should have done something is the promoters. Its their event, Sugarland was just hired to play it. And even blaming the promoter is pushing it. It was just a freak act of God incident, it happens. This nation is lawsuit happy, ridiculous.

1009 days ago
95.

txcn    

What the fans were too stupid to see the weather getting bad for themselves? They needed someone to cancel the show for them? Maybe they would be better off suing the doctors that delivered them. They must have dropped them on their heads or something as they seem to be lacking a brain.

1009 days ago
96.

LoungingLizard    

Well, although the stage collapse was extremely tragic, they are actually suing for negligence??? So, you're telling me that the stage was set up unsafe enough for Sugarland to even perform on if high winds prevailed while they were on stage? I think not. I think this is another frivolous lawsuit to chalk up on the board.

1009 days ago
97.

Sue    

how sad that lives were lost. that said, how sad that people, in their grief, can see that ever so popular cash cow in the midst of such tragedy. lives were lost. it's nobody's fault. why did they leave the concert when they saw that the weather was becoming dangerous?...just sayin'...

1009 days ago
98.

Bird    

Here we have yet again, another case of money-grubbers trying to sue people who don't deserve it. The weather was getting bad, but the band didn't want to cancel the show and disappoint their fans. I'm sure they had no idea the stage would collapse and kill a bunch of people. It's in no way their fault. The money isn't going to bring back these people's lost loved ones, so why not just accept that the whole thing was a terribly tragic ACCIDENT and move on. The band Sugarland didn't knock down the stage. Why don't you sue the weather for being so bad that day? Pffft.

1009 days ago
99.

ken    

KARMA IS A BIATCH...THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU GET RID OF THE PERSON THAT FOUNDED THE GROUP JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS A LESBIAN...YOU GUYS ARE A BUTCH OF HAS BEENS

1009 days ago
100.

rockosocko    

Whatever happened to blaming God? Evolutionists love to not believe in God until something like this happens; then they call it an Act of God and no one is to blame.

1009 days ago
101.

hahaha    

Yeah and if the people who went knew the weather was going to be that bad, then THEY shouldn't have gone. They just want someone to point fingers at.

1009 days ago
102.

Jackie    

some people just see dollar signs and nothing else and as for suing why dont they sue the real culprit the weather and lets see how that goes

1009 days ago
103.

fwbrad    

Cracks me up. All the news saying so and so is being sued. My guess is one dime won't come from the Sugarland or the promoters. Its called insurance people. They will sue and insurance pays out.

1009 days ago
104.

US of Ehh    

People could have left. Simple as that.

But, do you notice how all of the fans running in to HELP. If this were a rapper, people would have pulled their guns out and looked for **** to steal.

1009 days ago
105.

tessa    

it's called personal responsibility, it's no one else's responsibility to tell you to get out of the path of a storm, you see it coming, you know the weather's bad? then seek shelter. don't blame others for not stating the obvious. jeeze.

1009 days ago
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