Suit challenges Indiana’s public entity liability cap in stage collapse

 Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 Business Insurance

A lawsuit on behalf of people who were killed or injured during the Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair stage collapse in Indianapolis have challenged the state’s public entity tort liability cap. In the suit filed Monday, the plaintiffs argue that Indiana’s $5 million tort liability cap for public entities violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as other federal and state laws. State officials said earlier that the state will pay the full $5 million it is allowed to pay under Indiana law to victims of the stage collapse.