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Gregg Allman Files New Claim Against 'Midnight Rider' Producers

LOS ANGELES ( - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider" contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others. Allman, in a filing in Chatham County Court in Georgia on Tuesday, also is seeking a dismissal from the Jones' family civil lawsuit, suggesting that the accident occurred as the filmmakers attempted to "steal a shot" on a live train trestle. Although they had executive producer credits, Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, say that...