- Reuters/Evan Semon
After a state jury declared that Cinemark, the nation’s third-largest theater chain, was not responsible for the Colorado theater shooting in which 12 people were killed during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, the chain now wants the victims who brought the lawsuit 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.
The lawsuit was filed by more than two dozen surviving victims of the shooting and relatives of the dead.
After years of litigation, Cinemark won the case on May 19, when a six-person jury unanimously came to the verdict that the theater 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 there would most likely be an appeal of the verdict.
Cinemark did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.