by John Hawkins | July 26, 2012 2:22 am
This: sleazy and disgusting lawsuit: is just one more reason we desperately need tort reform in this country to keep parasitic lawyers from playing lawsuit lottery with the lives of innocent people.
One of the victims in the James Holmes mass murder spree has lawyered up and plans to file a lawsuit … because he feels the theater dropped the ball in a very fatal way.
Torrence Brown, Jr. was in Century 16 Theater when Holmes let loose. One of Brown’s best friends, A.J. Boik, was shot in the chest and died. Brown, who was not physically injured, claims to now suffer from extreme trauma.
Brown has hired attorney Donald Karpel to rep him. Karpel tells TMZ … he is targeting 3 defendants.
1. The theater. Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded. It’s widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket, propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.
2. Holmes’ doctors. Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications – prescribed by one or more doctors – at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.
3. Warner Bros. Karpel says “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. Karpel tells TMZ, “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.”
What a scumbag.
He should be suing James Holmes since he did the shooting, but you can’t get blood out of a stone. If there’s no money to take, suing Holmes does him no good. So, to get around that, Karpel and Brown are going to sue people with deep pockets who have no responsibility for the shooting in hopes that a jury will feel sorry for Brown and want to give him money, even if someone who did nothing wrong has to be victimized to make it happen.
Suing the theater for not having an armed guard is obviously ridiculous unless we’re going to essentially require every business in America to have an armed guard on hand just in case some psychopath shows up. As to Holmes’ doctors and whatever medication he was on, he had been functioning at a high level and hadn’t broken the law. So unless he specifically informed his doctors that he intended to hurt himself or others, they had zero legal obligation to inform anyone in authority or to “monitor him.” As to the: Dark Knight Rises, we don’t even know if Holmes has seen the movie. Even if he has, millions of other people have seen it as well without resorting to violence.
Karpel says,: “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.”: There is someone who should be held responsible. His name is James Holmes. Karpel and his client Torrence Brown should do the right thing and pull this disreputable lawsuit instead of attempting to turn an undeserved profit on a mass murder.
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