Survivors Of Aurora Batman Shooting Ordered To Pay Cinema $
A group of survivors of the horrific Aurora Batman shooting have been ordered to pay the cinema chain $700,000.
The survivors claimed that the cinema's lack of security was responsible for the carnage that ensued when gunman, James Holmes, entered the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises killing 12 people and injuring over 70.
Holmes was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading innocent by grounds of insanity at his murder trial. He was found guilty last summer.
The survivors alleged a lack of security guards and no alarm on an emergency exit door allowed the attack to happen.
During the trial the cinema was able to successfully defend itself, but initially offered the 41 plaintiffs a settlement figure of $150,000.
The judge urged the survivors to accept, but one plaintiff who lost two children in the shooting and was left paralyzed refused.
The cinema's lawyers argued that the survivors were liable for paying the chain's legal fees, which covered the cost of preserving evidence, retrieving and copying records, travel expenses and the cost of getting experts to testify.
It's not a good look for the cinema, considering everything they've been through.