News Cinemark asks theater shooting victims to pay $700,000 for legal fees

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    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.

    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.

    Last week, a judge overseeing a similar case in federal court filed by a different group of victims also decided in Cinemark’s favor. The judge’s order in that case says Cinemark is “awarded reasonable costs,” though Cinemark has yet to put an amount on the costs in the federal case.
    More than half of the victims involved in the federal case settled for undisclosed terms with Cinemark prior to the judge’s order. One said the possibility of having to pay the company’s legal fees was a factor in his decision to settle.

    Kevin Taylor, an attorney for Cinemark, declined to comment.

    Just because Cinemark has asked for the money doesn’t mean the victims will ultimately have to pay it. Judges must still approve the final totals in both cases.

    Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Arapahoe County case have said they are considering an appeal of the verdict, the outcome of which could swing the cost debate. And, in other civil cases, it is not uncommon for the winning side to drop its cost demands in exchange for no appeal being filed.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/30/cinemark-aurora-theater-shooting-victims-legal-fees/
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    One person with a .38 could have ended the drama.
     
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    They sued the theater and lost, damn. Im never going out to see a movie.
     
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    Keyless Chuck Barely a VIP

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    Not against this, frivolous law suits litter our legal system.
     
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    Bad enough paying $12-15 for a ticket to sit in buttered seats with no legroom and $7.00 sodas. Now if I get shot in a theater Im fucked if I survive?
     
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    We should really blame the democrats and crooked lawyers that encouraged the families to sue. $600k in legal fees to defend one of the franchise events of our time is pretty cheap.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    25 would have made a statement.
     
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    Theatres are obsolete.
     
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    In this case I doubt it. He had full SWAT protective armor, including helmet. One person with a .38 would just have made themself a target.

    Not that I'm saying responsible citizens with thorough training shouldn't be allowed to conceled carry in a theater (they should).
     
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    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    They are? How did Finding Dory rake in over $320 million in a couple of weeks then?
     
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    Not that vests protect you from head shots, which are part of any good defensive shooting technique, you're one of those idiots that can't tell a carrier from a ballistic vest. Your naming it "SWAT" just adds an extra layer of moron icing.
     
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    If you duck and cover, the second biggest targets are the thighs, or in a pinch, ankles.
     
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    Wow Dawg, great post.
     
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    Blacks.
     
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    That is simply not true.
    We love ❤ our big picture, our big bucket of refillable popcorn, our mega-Coca Cola.
    I'm a senior without a 3-D T.V. where can I see these movies otherwise?

    I love ❤ my show-house!!!*

    *That's movie theatre in your young'ins talk.
     
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    Is that what we want? Guys taking guns into movie theaters? Yeah, that's the answer!
     
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    Cool. 45 , minute finger fucking for the privilege of watching a shit movie with noisy teens.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Not sure if serious.
     
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    The patrons of the theater received the standard amount of security. To this day armed guards are not a standard of security for most movie theaters. Therefore the theater was not negligent and should not have been sued. Good for them fighting back
     
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    Very much so my friend, where were you at the first time you made that move?

    You know, putting your hand ✋ on her leg...

    Poking the hole in the bottom of the popcorn box…