Attorneys For Victim's Families Pleased with Report
HONOLULU -- Attorneys for the victims' families of the Ka Loko Reservoir disaster said the findings of the report from the Attorney General's Office that was released on Tuesday are significant.
"We think his findings are going to form a good basis No. 1, for our lawsuits to go forward and to get appropriate compensation for our clients," attorney Tom Grande said.
The families of the victims are pleased because the report is the first step toward making sure this tragedy never happens again, Grande said.
"That's not going to bring back their families. That's not going to bring back the losses that they suffered from their property, and I think that justice will only be achieved when we have in place sufficient safeguards that this will not happen again," Grande said.
Two civil suits are pending against the state, county, current landowner of the reservoir -- Jimmy Pflueger -- and others, Grande said. The suits have been slowed down because of the criminal investigation, he said.