The best thing that could happen to the class is being kicked out of the Olympics, it doing the class more harm than good. Better still, kick sailing out of the Olympics and we might get sailing going again at the grass roots level.
I think ISAF have plenty of arm-twisting power. They "own" the class association as well as the Olympic status. Both give the possibility to say to BK: "OK you won the court case, but now we have to make this work, if not the olympic status is gone" And for those who think that losing olympic status is good for the class... forget it. Look at Europe Dinghy, FD, Yngling, Soling. All those boats have lost or are close to losing their international class status. Few if any new boats are being built. A design competition for a mens/womens singlehander olympic class such as with Nacra and FX would be quite attractive to e.g. RS.
The strength of the Laser class comes from club level sailors and not the 20-30 elite sailors which the ILCA, ISAF and our national Laser Class associations and national sailing bodies dote over at our expense.