Cinemark Faces More Lawsuits Over Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

Four more lawsuits have been filed against the theater chain by families of those killed in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The deaths occurred during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight RisesLike the first lawsuits against Cinemark filed over three weeks ago, this week’s actions cite the lack of proper security at the chain’s Century 16 location. Two of the wrongful death suits (read them here and here) were filed by the mothers of shooting victims Matthew McQuinn and Alexander Boik. “Plaintiff prays for judgment in her favor and against the Defendant in an amount which will fully and fairly compensate her for damages, losses, and injuries, both past and future,” says both suits. Both also say “the amount in controversy herein exceeds the sum of $75,000.” The shooting left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Cinemark responded to the September 21 suits from Denise Traynom, Brandon Axelrod and Joshua Nowlan by saying that it was not responsible for the tragedy and sought to have the suits dismissed. Attorney Jerome Malman represents Boik’s mother Mary Theresa Hoover, McQuinn’s mother Jerri Jackson and Rena Medek, whose daughter Micayla was also killed in the theater. Attorney Sandra Hagen represents Dion Rosborough, Jon Boik, Tony Briscoe and Ryan Lumba in their combined suit.

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