Judge says no insurance cash for Indiana concert hall

A judge has decided that the owners of a southern Indiana concert hall destroyed in an arson nearly two years ago aren't owed any insurance money because they didn't properly maintain the sprinkler system.

Brown County Judge Judith Stewart ruled that the insurance company had no obligation to pay for the $3 million fire at the Little Nashville Opry, according to The Herald-Times of Bloomington. The concert hall had received a nearly $10,500 insurance payment in 2006 to repair frozen pipes, but instead disconnected pipes to the sprinkler system.

The September 2009 fire leveled the 2,000-seat hall near Nashville that had hosted many of country music's most famous acts since it opened in 1975.

No charges have been filed in connection with the fire.

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