SANTA CLARA, California, October 28. ACCORDING to the Colorado Springs Gazette, USA Swimming has been fined $5,250 for not complying with a court order as part of a due diligence stage of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the organization.
The fine is in connection with more than 1800 pages provided to California lawyer Robert Allard, who is representing an anonymous client who alleges that USA Swimming did not do enough to protect swimmers from sexual predators.
The documents provided were said to have been "indecipherable" and "not provided in any logical order." Judge James Kleinberg ordered USA Swimming to supply a new set of copies without nearly as many redactions as the original set had, and to organize the documents by complaint.
In the article, Allard claimed that USA Swimming continues to try to "obfuscate" the situation, while USA Swimming attorney Jean Weil stated that USA Swimming applied the redactions to protect the identities of those individuals who did file complaints.