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Four survivors of the 2012 ‘Batman’ cinema massacre slapped with $930K legal debt

There's been more heartache for four of the survivors from 2012's 'Batman' screening massacre in Aurora, Colorado.
James Holmes

James Holmes shot and killed 12 people, injuring 70 others.

Four people among the 70 movie-goers who survived a gunman’s horrific rampage in 2012 have been left with a huge legal bill of $930,000. The devastating news came after a judge ruled the company that owns the cinema not liable for damages.

According to the LA Times, 41 of those injured in the attacks were close to reaching a settlement with Cinemark, the theatre’s owner, which would have resulted in a small sum of $200,000 being split between all the plaintiffs.

One plaintiff in the case, however, rejected the deal citing they “gravely injured in the massacre and wanted more money”. Knowing a loss would lead to massive legal fees following a long and arduous battle, 37 of the victims cut their losses and withdrew from the proceedings.

The four who remained found themselves nearly $1 million deep in legal fees after the judge ruled in favour of the cinema.

‘Batman’ actor Christian Bale and his wife Sandra Blazic visited the memorial site for the shooting’s victims

On July 20, 2012, James Holmes (pictured up top) entered the midnight screening of ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’ at the Century 16 Multiplex in Aurora, Colorado, and opened fire killing 12 people, injuring 70 others.

Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole on August 8, 2015.

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