Two new separate lawsuits were filed Monday in connection with last August’s deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
Both lawsuits were filed by the same lawyer, personal injury attorney Kenneth Allen of Valparaiso, Indiana.
The first suit, filed in Monroe County Superior Court in Indianapolis, seeks compensation from the State of Indiana for the wrongful death of 29-year-old Christina Santiago of Chicago. Santiago entered into a civil union with her same-sex partner Alisha Brennon.
Both attended the Indiana State Fair where the band Sugarland was about to take the stage when a fierce storm with high winds toppled the stage. Brennon survived but is still recovering from her injuries. Santiago did not. Santiago was among five concert goers who died when the stage collapse, along with another 60 who were injured.