Survivors of Aurora mass shooting ordered to pay movie theater

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AURORA, CO – Four survivors of 2012’s Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre have been ordered to pay that movie theater chain hundreds of thousands of dollars.

On July 20, 2012, James Holmes opened fire inside the Century Aurora Multiplex, killing 12 people and wounding 70.

More than two dozen survivors sued the theater’s owner, Cinemark, claiming it did not have enough security measures in place to prevent the shooting.

In May, a jury ruled Cinemark was not liable for the shooting and most of the survivors instead took a small settlement.

Four of them refused that settlement. A judge has now ordered those four individuals to pay the third largest theater chain in the country approximately $700,000 to cover legal expenses and court costs – and that’s just for the state case. The costs in the federal case are expected to be much more.

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