Movie Theater Wants Aurora Shooting Victims To Pay $700,000 After Failed Lawsuit

Brandon Katz Contributor
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The company that owns the Aurora cineplex where 12 people were murdered when James Holmes opened fire in 2012 is asking for nearly $700,000 from the victims who unsuccessfully tried to sue the theater.

Shortly after the shooting, families of the victims filed a lawsuit against the theater chain for not taking the proper precautionary measures to prevent what happened. The judge ruled in favor of Cinemark and their argument that extra security measures could not have prevented the killing spree.

Cinemark lawyers now want those who sued to cover the company’s legal fees, and they filed a litigation bill of $699,187.13 in the Arapahoe County District Court this week.

A judge has not yet ruled on this decision and must approve the fines.

The shooting claimed the lives of 12 people and Holmes has since been sentenced to life in prison.