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Batman Shooting Spree Victims File Lawsuits

October 15, 2012
Colson Hicks Eidson

We all remember the tragic shooting spree this past July in Aurora, Colorado, that took the lives of 12 people during a showing of the latest Batman movie. The shooter also injured nearly 60 other people in the attack. Now, the victims have filed lawsuits against the movie theater, in addition to other defendants for the lack of security the night of the shooting.

Three survivors filed their lawsuits in federal court claiming that better security could have stopped the shooter. In their complaints, the plaintiffs tell a horrific first-hand account of their ordeal in the theater that night. During and after the attack, there was no theater employee or security personnel who intervened or tried to help the victims. Even after the shooting ended, theater personnel made no attempt to help the victims or evacuate the theater, according to the complaints.

The theater reportedly hired security personnel in the past, but it did not do so the night of the shooting because it was not a weekend night. The plaintiffs request damages for the theater’s alleged negligence.

When you are on another party’s property, the property owner has a legal obligation to prevent harm or injury to you. If the owner does not live up to their obligation, you can seek compensation for your injuries. Call our law firm at 305-476-7400 if you suffer injury on another person’s property.

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