Movie-Massacre Victims Bristle at Court Bill

     DENVER (CN) — The only four victims of the Aurora movie massacre who did not settle their claims against Cinemark said they will appeal a judge’s Thursday order to pay the theater chain $700,000 in court costs.
     Thirty-seven victims settled with the theater chain, agreeing to divide $150,000, with $30,000 going to each of the three most critically injured victims.
     But four victims refused to settle, include Ashley Moser, who lost her unborn child and 6-year old daughter in the shooting. She and three others want the 10th Circuit to overturn the order by U.S. District Judge Richard Jackson to pay Cinemark’s $700,000 bill of costs.
     Twenty-eight families sued Cinemark in September 2012, accusing it of irresponsible security that made it possible for James Holmes to open fire during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” on July 20, 2012.
     Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 70. A jury sentenced him to 12 consecutive life sentences in August 2015.
     The four holdout plaintiffs lost their premises liability case when an Arapahoe County jury ruled for Cinemark in May. Cinemark then demanded court fees and costs of more than $699,000.
     Holmes is serving his sentence in an undisclosed prison outside of Colorado.

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