Pflueger slander suit may settle

A motion to dismiss a slander suit filed by car mogul James Pflueger against Princeville resident Mimsy Bouret was delayed 30 days with talk of a settlement yesterday in Circuit Court.

One of Pflueger’s attorneys, Mark Zenger said the terms of the settlement are confidential. Bouret’s attorney, Teresa Tico, was not available for comment.

Pflueger, who is involved in several lawsuits stemming from the March 14, 2006 Ka Loko Reservoir Dam breach in which seven people died, is suing Bouret for comments she allegedly made at a 2006 Kaua‘i County Council meeting.

Court documents supporting Pflueger’s claim allege Bouret was slanderous by using a public forum, such as a Kaua‘i County Council meeting, to say Pflueger had committed the “biggest mass murder in Hawaiian history” during the session, which airs on TV.

Court documents on the other side state Bouret heard Pflueger say he would physically retaliate against anyone who made a statement at the meeting

that was not to his liking, despite the presence of several dozen residents.

Both sides will have the next month to hash out settlement details or determine another way to proceed.


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