The First Lawsuit Emerges After The Century 16 Theater Massacre
Well this didn't take long, TMZ is reporting that the first lawsuit after the Century 16 Massacre has been filed and that one of the victims is going after three defendants. The website reports that Torrence Brown, Jr. has hired an attorney since the theater shooting, and he feels that there are a few parties responsible for all that he went through the night James Holmes shot up a theater in Aurora, CO. Torrence Brown, Jr., who lost a friend in the theater shooting, has hired attorney Donald Karpel to represent him in his case.
According to TMZ, the attorney says that they will seek damages from three separate parties. Karpel says that they will go after the Century 16 Theater, Holmes' Doctor, and Warner Brothers.
Karpel say that the theater was negligent for not having an alarm on emergency exit. If you recall, Holmes, the alleged shooter, entered into the theater through an emergency exit door he propped open. Secondly, Karpel says doctors failed to monitor Holmes after prescribing him several medications. Lastly, Karpel feels that the Warner Bros. movie "Dark Knight Rises" was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action. The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie.
Look, I get that the people in this theater have a case, but what I am questioning is the timing of all of this. There are still so many people grieving the loss of loved ones, now is NOT the time to file lawsuits. I personally think that there is a time and place for this in the courts, but now is not the time. It saddens me that there are those in this world that don't take into consideration the timing of tragedy's, nor respect the loss of other's. Sure Torrence Brown, Jr may have a case, but now is not the time to look for a quick dollar.