Survivors of Aurora massacre ordered to pay movie theater almost $700,000 in legal fees

AURORA, Colo. –A judge has ruled that four survivors of the Aurora massacre have to pay a movie theater chain close to $700,000.

In 2012, James Holmes walked into the Aurora Century 16 theater and opened fire.

In all, 12 people were killed and at least 70 others were wounded in the chaos.

Several of the survivors and the victims’ families filed a civil suit against Cinemark, the third-largest movie theater company in the country. In the suit, the victims alleged the company could have done more to prevent the shooting.

Earlier this year, a jury decided in Cinemark’s favor.

According to the Los Angles Times, the jury decided the movie theater could not have foreseen the events of that night, therefore it is not liable for the shooting.

Cinemark submitted a bill of costs to the court, asking the families to pay almost $700,000 for legal fees.

A judge ordered four of the survivors who filed the suit to pay for the costly legal fees.