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Victims' To File Lawsuits Over Kauai Dam Breach

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HONOLULU —Wrongful death lawsuits are expected to be filed on Thursday on behalf of victims of the Kaloko Dam failure on Kauai. Attorney Rick Fried has scheduled a news conference about the lawsuits on Thursday. Fried and two other attorneys also plan to file property damage claims on behalf of many property owners, including entertainer Bette Midler. Seven people died when the Kaloko Dam burst in March. The homes where they slept were swept away by raging water. Retired car dealer Jimmy Pflueger owns Kaloko Dam.