Monday, September 24, 2012

Second set of lawsuits filed out of attack at Batman movie in Colorado

Last July I reported on the first lawsuit filed arising out of the shooting at the opening of the Batman movie in Colorado.  See here and here.  That claim was filed by a man who did not suffer a physical injury.  His claim is based on the fact that his best friend was shot in the chest and died. In other words, the claim is for the fear the plaintiff suffered himself and for the emotional distress at witnessing someone else suffer a physical injury.  I have not followed up on what has happened with that claim since, but now comes news that a new set of claims have been filed. is reporting that three people wounded in the shooting have filed claims against the theater owner claiming that the theater lacked adequate security or sufficient alarm systems.  Go here for more on the story.

For a related story on the possible liability of the shooter's doctors go here.

Thanks to the TortsProf blog for the new link.

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