Aurora theater shooting spawns eighth lawsuit (at least) against Cinemark
Denise Traynom and Brandon Axelrod v. Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora 16, 1:12-cv-02514; Joshua Nowlan v. Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora 16; 1:12-cv-02517; Gregory and Rena Medek v. Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora 16, 1:12-cv-2705; and Jerri Jackson v.Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora 16, 1:12-cv-2704; Mary Theresa Hoover v.Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora 16, 1: 12-cv-2706; Dion Rosborough, Ryan Lumba, Tony Briscoe, Jon Boik, and Louis Duran v. Cinemark, USA, Inc. d/b/a Century Aurora16, 12-cv-02687; Ian Sullivan v. Cinemark, USA, Inc., d/b/a Century Aurora 16, 1:12-cv-02900.Add the Spruels' complaint to the ones above and the total is seven. However, the roster only counts those filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and skips what may be the highest profile suit to date.
In October, as you'll recall, New York attorney Marc Bern, who successfully represented a number of 9/11 first responders, sued Cinemark on behalf of several high-profile survivors of the attack -- among them Farrah Soudani, who got an assist from theCHIVE.com to help defray enormous medical costs associated with the serious injuries she sustained, and Yousef Gharbi, a teenager shot in the head during the assault. But because Bern filed in Arapahoe County District Court as opposed to U.S. District Court, his suit was excluded from the Davidovitch list.
That brings the number of lawsuits against Cinemark to at least eight -- and as seen by the attendance at this week's preliminary hearing in the theater shooting case, there are many more victims who could potentially petition the courts for redress. Clearly, the folks at Cinemark have more to deal with than just next week's theater reopening.
Here's the latest lawsuit.