Aurora shooting: Cinemark lawyers want victims to foot $700K legal bill
Cinemark attorneys want Aurora shooting victims who sued the theater unsuccessfully to pay the theater’s nearly $700,000 in legal costs.
The lawyers filed a bill of costs for $699,187.13 a Colorado court earlier this month, to cover money spent on preserving evidence, copying records, travel, and more, CBS reports.
More than 24 survivors of the attack had sued the theater for not providing appropriate security measures to prevent the shooter’s rampage on July 20, 2012 that killed 12 and wounded 70. Last month, a jury ruled in Cinemark’s favor.
Colorado courts allow winning parties in lawsuits to recover their legal costs from the losing side in civil cases. A judge did not immediately answer Cinemark’s request.