Readers shocked Aurora shooting victims who sued the movie theater have to pay legal fees

So, who was responsible for the deaths back in 2012 at the Century 16 cinema complex in Aurora? The Century 16 cinema complex or the psychotic shooter James Holmes (above)?

Correct - it was James Holmes.

But that didn't stop ambulance chasing lawyers and some of the victims from suing...the movie theater. Yeah well - they lost. And now they have to pay $700,000 in legal fees.

The victims — more than two dozen survivors of the shooting and parents of those killed in it — sued Cinemark in state court beginning in 2012. They alleged that security lapses — such as a lack of armed guards on duty or gaps in security camera coverage — helped enable the attack, which also wounded 70 people. A jury last month sided with Cinemark and found that the company was not liable for the shooting.

Cinemark, the company that owns the Aurora cineplex where 12 people were murdered in 2012, is seeking nearly $700,000 from several victims of the attack who unsuccessfully sued the theater chain.

Lawyers for Cinemark earlier this month filed a “bill of costs” for $699,187.13 in Arapahoe County District Court. Colorado court rules say that the winning side in a civil case is allowed to recover its litigation costs.

Good for them. And if the attorneys accepted the cases on a 'no pay unless you win' basis - they they should be footing the bill now.

[Denver Post]

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