- First Suits Filed re Shooting Spree During Batman Movie Blame Colo. Theater for Lax Security
Trials & Litigation
First Suits Filed re Shooting Spree During Batman Movie Blame Colo. Theater for Lax Security
Posted Sep 24, 2012 4:54 PM CST
By Martha Neil
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.
ABAJournal.com: "Will U of Colorado Face Duty-to-Warn Suits re Off-Campus Movie Theater Shooting Spree?"
ABAJournal.com: "U of Colo Retains 4 Law Firms to Represent 6 Employees in Aftermath of Movie Theater Shooting Spree"