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NATIONAL BRIEFING : PENNSYLVANIA : Swim club to file for bankruptcy

November 16, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A suburban swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Latino children plans to declare bankruptcy, a newspaper reported.

In an e-mail to club "friends and families," President John Duesler said the board of directors had voted to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Duesler wrote that many would blame the bankruptcy on legal proceedings and negative media exposure, the newspaper said.

But, he said, "the truth is that the club has struggled to stay out of the red for at least the last decade" and owes more than $100,000 in operational expenses and legal fees, the newspaper reported.

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