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Emery Kauanui

The father of a La Jolla surfer (above) who was fatally beaten during a fight filed a lawsuit yesterday against five young men involved and the bar where some in the group had been drinking.

In the suit, Emery Kauanui Sr. accuses the men of battery and wrongful death, stemming from the May 2007 death of his 24-year-old son, Emery Jr. The father also points a finger at the La Jolla Brew House, which he claims served alcohol to "obviously intoxicated" minors. Kauanui, who lives in Hawaii, is seeking unspecified damages.

Named in the lawsuit are Seth Cravens, 23; Eric House, 21; Orlando Osuna, 23; Matthew Yanke, 22; and Henri "Hank" Hendricks, 23.