Trials & Litigation

First Suits Filed re Shooting Spree During Batman Movie Blame Colo. Theater for Lax Security

The first lawsuits have been filed over a July shooting spree during a midnight screening in Colorado of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Three victims filed a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Denver alleging a pattern of lax security by Century Aurora 16, the owner of the Aurora movie theater, and other defendants, the Denver Post reports.

Courthouse News also has a story and links to copies of the two complaints.

A dozen people were slain during the shooting spree and another 58 reportedly were injured. Suspect James Holmes was arrested at the scene and is facing first-degree murder charges.

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