On July 20, 2012, James Holmes killed 12 persons and wounded many others during a showing of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises at the Century Aurora 16 theater complex in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes is on trial for murder and has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. Meanwhile, some of Holmes' victims have sued the owners of the theater for money damages. On August 15, 2014, US District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson denied defendants' motion for summary judgment.
What are the economic implications of holding movie theater owners financially liable?