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The survivors had filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the theater's security flaws had helped enable the attack that left 12 dead and more than 70 injured in 2012.
The judge first urged the plaintiffs to settle, but ruled after the deal collapsed that Cinemark was not liable for the shooting, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Colorado law allows the winning side of civil cases to seek costs, so plaintiffs were then ordered to pay more than $700,000 to Cinemark to reimburse the theater chain's legal fees.
originally posted by: FamCore
Justice is served my friends! The little guy gets screwed again
originally posted by: MisterSpock
Sounds like a perfectly fine outcome to me. This type of lawsuit is absolutely ridiculous and reeks of financial motivation and suspension of logic.
Survivor Marcus Weaver, who was among those who settled, said he was concerned Jackson might dismiss the case before trial, potentially leaving the plaintiffs responsible for Cinemark’s legal expenses.
“Personally,” he said, “I just want safety. … I didn’t want the financial burden.”
originally posted by: imsoconfused
a reply to: FamCore
They should have settled. The judge basically begged them to settle. He knew what would happen if they didn't.
Honestly I dont think its the theaters fault some crazy guy decided to go on a shooting spree.