DENVER (AP) -- A federal judge has declined to dismiss wrongful death and liability claims filed against Cinemark USA, the company that owns the theater where 12 people were shot to death last summer.
In a ruling released Wednesday, Judge R. Brooke Johnson dismissed separate claims that Cinemark was negligent in the July 20 shootings, which also injured 70.
A spokeswoman for Cinemark said the company had no immediate comment.
The ruling came in 10 lawsuits. The plaintiffs include relatives of some of the dead, people who were injured and others who were witnesses.
James Holmes has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
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