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Panel will discuss compensation for victims of state fair stage collapse

Robert A. Katz, Panel Moderator
Robert A. Katz, Panel Moderator


September 10, 2012

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Attorney, author and victim compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg will discuss state compensation to victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair outdoor stage collapse. The lecture and panel discussion, “Was the State Fair?,” will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Wynne Courtroom at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 530 W. New York St.

Feinberg helped the Indiana attorney general’s office devise a program for resolving legal claims resulting from the stage collapse, which happened Aug. 13, 2011.

The panel -- featuring Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, deputy attorney general and chief counsel of advisory services Matt Light, Paul Mullin of Lewis & Wilkins and Tony Patterson of Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson -- will follow Feinberg’s lecture. IU McKinney School of Law professor Robert A. Katz, an expert on charitable relief for disaster victims and the relationship between tort compensation and charitable gifts for the same injuries, will moderate the panel.

Two hours of continuing legal education credit are available for attending the lecture and panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

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