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Deal Near In Suit Over Indiana Stage Collapse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A class-action lawsuit filed by victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse is reportedly nearing a settlement.
WISH-TV reported Tuesday that mediator John Van Winkle has asked Marion Superior Court Judge Theodore Sosin to consider setting a deadline for the parties to complete the settlements.
Van Winkle moderated sessions between the state, its co-defendants and at least 11 plaintiffs who opted out of an $11 million state payout.

Seven people died and more than 40 people were injured when high winds toppled rigging and the stage roof onto fans awaiting the start of an Aug. 13, 2011, concert by the country duo Sugarland.

Attorneys reached Tuesday declined to discuss details of the proposed settlement. 

A phone message seeking comment was left for Van Winkle.

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