I think maybe what Alan was referring to (correct me if I'm wrong Alan) is the fact that the judge denied the motion to seal, thereby opening up the alleged misdeeds for all to see.
Except that Rossi was the one requesting the seal, and that got denied. So I don't see how that can be interpreted as 'wrist slapping' of IH?
So please (anyone) correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I can see, there are potentially three 'incriminating' pieces of evidence against IH from this filing:
1) Darden has an email dated 2016-02-23 sent to Uzi Sha that simply gives the addresses of: Fabiani, Rossi, Penon, JMP. (It does not provide Levi or anyone else's info).
2) Dewey Weaver wrote an email to Bo Hoistad on 2017-02-17 with the 'incriminating' lines emphasized with underline (by Rossi's lawyers):
Mats also stated that the Uppsala team had no plans to revisit the Lugano report or discuss the increasingly controversial results from that test.
...We have also learned that the reactor was painted with an off-white high temp paint and that information is not accurately reflected in the Lugano report as well.
... More information will be coming out about this in the coming months and I wanted to give you and your team a heads-up regarding any possible impact this may have on the University and / or the involved scientist.
3) We also have the UNSWORN declaration (NOT affidavit) of Levi (contrary to IHFB's incorrect characterization of 'sworn' - though he does 'declare' in the end, this does not hold legal weight as is, I believe), that says: "It is my personal belief that Mr. [Uzi] Sha was offering to pay me in order to recant my support for the results contained in the Lugano Report." and in summary "As a result of this telephone conversation and the previous conversations... I feel harassed, threatened and coerced into doing something that I do not wish to do."
There you have it - proof positive that "The Defendants and their agents repeatedly harassed, and attempted to bribe the Professors [Note the plural]" (as asserted in 167).
There is no evidence (yet) that Darden communicated with Uzi Sha about anything, other than that he provided the contact addresses of Rossi's team - not Levi or anyone else.
There certainly is no bribery or 'coercion' in Dewey Weaver's email to Hoistad. According to Rossi's lawyers, the really bad stuff Dewey sent to Hoistad involves characterizing Rossi's Lugano results as "increasingly controversial" and providing a heads-up that more information will be coming about the 'painted reactor'.
The statement by Levi describes how he 'felt' and 'understood' Sha's intentions. Note that Levi does not state that Sha actually said he would give him X money, or that giving him money was specifically contingent on 'recanting' Lugano.
And finally, this is all about Lugano, not about Raleigh, Doral, any 'GPT' etc.
My sense is that the best Rossi can hope for is to get the Judge to look at additional emails from Darden to the Israeli lawyer Zalli Jaffe to see if there is anything incriminating in them. If there is, Rossi might score some points. If not, then I think the chances that IH is sanctioned based on this evidence is essentially zero.
That said, I don't see why Dewey thought this was an appropriate time to send that email to Hoisted.
And this Uzi Sha guy does seem a little creepy, so if it turns out that there is evidence that Darden 'incentivized' Sha to contact Levi, that would indicate sleaze on Darden's part. (With emphasis on the 'if'.)