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Indiana’s $5M damages cap upheld in Cincinnati teen’s stage collapse lawsuit

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Many remember the tragic stage collapse that occured during stormy weather at a 2011 Sugarland concert in Indianapolis. Seven people were killed and nearly 100 were injured, one of whom was Jordyn Polet of Cincinnati. She was 10 years old at the time of the incident, and one of her attorneys argued her injuries meritied over $100,000 in damages. The state of Indiana only offered her $1,690. She rejected the state’s offer, making her the only one of 65 claimants not to settle with the state.The state Supreme Court voted to not hear her appeal earlier this week. They argued the cap violates the Indiana Constitution, and that if Polet was awared anymore damages, she would be treated differently than others who sued the state.

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