Cinemark wants Colorado theatre shooting victims to pay $700,000 in legal fees

After a state jury declared that Cinemark, the nation’s third largest theatre chain, was not responsible for the Colorado theatre shooting where 12 people were killed during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, the chain now wants the victims to pay its legal fees from the case.

According to Deadline, paperwork was filed last week in which Cinemark is seeking $699,187.13 in legal fees and other costs from the case.

After years of litigation, Cinemark won the case on May 19 when a 6-person jury unanimously came to the verdict that the theatre chain was not partially liable for the shooting.

Colorado allows the winning side in a civil case to seek costs.

According to Deadline, the plaintiffs’ lawyer Marc Bern said that there will likely be an appeal of the verdict.

Cinemark did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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