The Aurora massacre survivors have been hit with a financial insult to their injuries — owing the theater $700,000 four years after the deadly shooting.
In June, Cinemark attorneys shook down the survivors of the Aurora theater shooting, demanding $700,000 in legal fees after jurors in May ruled against the 28 victims and their families.
A judge has ruled in favor of the theater, ordering the survivors to pay the costly fees, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Cinemark, the third-largest theater chain in the country, claimed they needed the money to cover the cost of evidence, records, travel and other expenses, according to court documents.
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The theater chain’s lawyers had spent $500,000 on experts to testify on its behalf, the newspaper reported.
The group of survivors had sued the theater for the July 20, 2012 attack, blaming Cinemark for its lack of security and allowing the crazed gunman James Holmes to storm in and kill 12 people, leaving more than 70 others injured.