Sugarland Must Testify In April Regarding 2011 Stage Collapse

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Despite being on tour, the band Sugarland has been ordered by an Indiana judge to appear in order to give depositions surrounding the tragic, fatal stage collapse that happened during their set last August at the Indiana State Fair. According to the AP, the band must appear in early April.

Attorneys for stage builder Mid-America Sound Corp. (which built the roof and rigging used to hold lights and sound equipment that collapsed during the Aug. 13 show) had wanted Sugarland bandmembers Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush to begin providing depositions this week. However, because they were on tour, the band wanted to instead hold the depositions in May.

The Indiana judge, though, has now ordered that depositions take place between April 1 and 15. Only singer Jennifer Nettles is being required to appear at this time.

According to the AP, Sugarland spokesman Allan Mayer said in a statement that the band is “aware of the judge’s ruling and of course intends to cooperate.”

- Kurt Wolff, CBS Local

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