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The legal maneuvering is heating up around a lawsuit filed after the deadly accident that killed seven people and injured dozens more at an outdoor Sugarland show in Indianapolis.
A gust of wind knocked down stage rigging onto the crowd at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13.
And now the owner of the stage, a co-defendant in lawsuits from victims' families, has asked a judge to give depositions next week.
But Sugarland's lawyer responded to Mid-America Sound Corp.'s request Wednesday (March 21), saying the duo needs more time to get information about the incident, The Indianapolis Star reports .
"Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have not refused to give depositions; they are simply refusing to be bullied into doing so on short notice without sufficient time to prepare," spokesman Allan Mayer said in a statement. "They and we very much share in the anguish of all those touched by this terrible tragedy, but no one's interests are served by trying to short-circuit the legal process."
A hearing has been set for Friday (March 23).Sugarland's statement also charges that Mid-America's request is "motivated more by a desire for publicity than a sincere interest in seeing justice done."
The company declined to comment on Sugarland's assertions.