Judge dismisses theater shooting lawsuits against Cinemark

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a consolidated group of lawsuits brought against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 70 others.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (http://goo.gl/Ax99rN ) that Judge R. Brooke Jackson on Friday dismissed the lawsuits brought against Cinemark by several victims of the July 20, 2012, attack. The judge wrote that any inaction by the theater owner was not “a substantial factor in causing this tragedy.”

Each of the plaintiffs said the theater did not do enough to ensure their safety on the night of the shooting.

In May, jurors in a similar lawsuit found that Cinemark was not liable for the rampage, rejecting arguments that the theater should have foreseen the possibility of violence at a crowded midnight premiere.


Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/