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Victims of 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse reach settlement

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Lawyers for victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse say they've reached a settlement with country duo Sugarland, Live Nation Worldwide and 16 other defendants.

Attorney Kenneth J. Allen said Friday the defendants agreed to pay about $39 million to settle claims stemming from the collapse that killed seven people and injured nearly 100. That's in addition to an earlier $11 million settlement with the state of Indiana.

Some plaintiffs didn't accept Indiana's settlement, but Allen says this one involves all victims. He says one defendant, ESG Security, isn't part of the settlement, and that case could go to trial next year.

High winds toppled rigging and sent the stage roof onto fans awaiting the Sugarland concert.

Representatives for Sugarland and Live Nation didn't immediately respond to messages.

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