Who could have anticipated a shooter in a movie theatre? And how in the world do you secure a private theatre against such potential threats? I mean the things we sue for can be so confounding...
Victims of the gunman who opened fire at a July 20 midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises are now rushing to court to file lawsuits.
Cinemark USA Inc., the owner of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo. was already facing two lawsuits filed last month, but within the past 48 hours, the company has been named as a defendant in four more lawsuits by seven individuals.
All of the suits were filed in Colorado federal court.
One lawsuit was filed on behalf of four individuals, two of whom were shot and another who is making a claim for the wrongful death of Alexander Boik. A second lawsuit was filed by the mother of AJ Boik, who also died. A third lawsuit was filed by the mother of Matthew McQuinn, who is said to have "used his body to shield his girlfriend from gunfire." A fourth lawsuit comes from the parents of Micayla Medek, who died in the theater that day.