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Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Lawsuit SettledIndiana State Fair Stage Collapse Lawsuit SettledMarch 7, 2015A settlement was revealed Friday, December 19, 2014  in the lawsuit stemming from a 2011 stage collapse before a scheduled Sugarland performance at the Indiana State Fair that left seven people dead and dozens injured, the Los Angeles Times reports. Concert promoter Live Nation, the country duo and 16 other...Son of Indianapolis Police Officer Sues CitySon of Indianapolis Police Officer Sues CityDecember 18, 2014A police sergeant used an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department database to track his ex-wife's whereabouts and gun her down, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's son.  The son of Kimberlee Jo Carmack, an Indianapolis police officer, whowas killed by her ex-husband in April, filed a federal lawsuit Monday...Justices decide golf ball injury caseJustices decide golf ball injury caseMay 21, 2011Taking a swing at an issue of first impression, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled on a golf ball injury case and rejected the concept that a sporting event participant owes no duty of care to protect others from inherent risks of the sport in all situations. Instead, the five...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for Abusive Conduct Upheld by Arkansas Supreme CourtJanuary 29, 2011Jan. 28, 2011 Noel E. Oman - Arkansas Online LITTLE ROCK ”” The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the decision in a case in which a Pulaski County jury found that an insurance company defamed a radiologist, and the high court reinstated $15 million in punitive...Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of...Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of Tort Reform by Ken ConnorApril 20, 2010Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of Tort Reform By Ken Connor On April 5, 2010, the community of Montcoal, West Virginia was devastated when an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine took the lives of 29 men.  For the families impacted by this disaster, coping with the unexpected loss...$21.3M Awarded in Garage Door Indiana Personal Injury Suit$21.3M Awarded in Garage Door Indiana Personal Injury SuitIndiana Personal Injury Award for Garage Door Malfunction An Indianapolis man that was paralyzed from the chest down when he was crushed by a malfunctioning garage door back in 2006 has won a $21.3 million award from the company that had serviced and inspected the door.The damages award stemmed from...Sweeney Law Firm13 Year Old Awarded Nearly $3 Million For Faulty Wiring at Trailer Park | Indiana Personal InjuryA 13 year old boy visiting at the Lake Freeman lakeside trailer of a family friend was electrocuted when he went swimming in the lake; the boy’s parents blamed his death on faulty wiring at the trailer park. The owner of the trailer purchased the trailer back in 2001 and...Sweeney Law Firm2012 Annual Terminix City Ranking of Bed Bug InfestationsSince 2010 Terminix, a large company providing pest control services, has released an annual report of cities it deems to be the most infested with bed bugs. The report is based on the amount of service calls the company receives and the number of confirmed cases made by the pest...Sweeney Law FirmClaims Against Government Entities and Public EmployeesIndiana tort law is very complex. When filing a claim against a government entity or public employee in Indiana, there are many rules to which you must adhere. Contact the Sweeney Law Firm if you have been involved in any accident that involves a state or local governmental agency...Sweeney Law FirmFamily of Mt. Carmel Student Killed in Indiana Fight Files LawsuitIn an altercation at the beach, one teen was killed when punched by another. The family of the deceased teen has filed a lawsuit against the teen who threw the punch, his sister, and his mother.  The suit alleges the defendant and his sister were drunk and that she instigated...