Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooting Victims File Lawsuit Against Cinemark

Some of the individuals wounded in the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings earlier this summer are suing Cinemark, the corporate owner of the movie theater, alleging that the company should have made certain the exit doors of the property had alarms, that the theater should have had additional security on site for the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," and that employees failed to assist patrons adequately once the emergency ended. James Holmes, who was arrested in the shootings, is assumed to have exited and re-entered the theater through exit doors without being detected. The two lawsuits, one filed by Denise Traynom and Brandon Axelrod, and another filed by Joshua Nowlan, were both filed in federal district court. More here from The Hollywood Reporter, here from the Los Angeles Times.

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