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State not liable for contractor in stage collapse

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A photo of the collapsed stage at the Indiana State Fair. A photo of the collapsed stage at the Indiana State Fair.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A court says the state isn't responsible for work performed by a contractor involved in the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

The Indiana attorney general's office said Tuesday that a Marion County judge denied Mid-America Sound Corporation's claim that the state is financially responsible for the cost of its defense and any judgments against it.

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The company built the roof and rigging used to hold the lights and sound equipment, which collapsed during a concert in August 2011, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others.

Mid-America had argued that the state was obligated by its contract to cover the company's legal costs.

A spokeswoman for the company had no immediate comment Tuesday.

Monday's decision doesn't end the litigation over the fatal collapse.

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