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VERDICT: Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery
$11 million against Oberlin College

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Posted By: shalimar, 6/7/2019 3:37:39 PM

The Jury in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case has reached a verdict. According to our reporter in the Courtroom, the jury awarded $11 million. Here are the details: Allyn W. Gibson awarded $5.8 million, David Gibson #3 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500. Next Tuesday there will be a separate punitive damages which could be a double award (meaning tripling the $11 million to $33 million). According to Dan, Meredith Raimondo was held liable on the libel but not the other counts. We are still sorting out what that means in terms of damages against her.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vesicant 6/7/2019 3:45:03 PM (No. 92866)
Good news, but ten to one a libterd judge overturns it on appeal.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk 6/7/2019 3:46:34 PM (No. 92869)
Sweet news. Pushback to the snotty, entitled brats who have no idea what how their protests affects normal, working folk, or they don’t care. And for the colleges which indulge their privileged students’ behavior.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/7/2019 3:50:40 PM (No. 92876)
Good luck collecting, but I think even for Gibson's the money wasn't really the point. Then again, COLLECT if you can.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart 6/7/2019 3:50:46 PM (No. 92877)
If the college appeals, they may have to post a bond for 1.5 times the award and if it is upheld, the award is paid at that amount. Bonding companies take 100% collateral for this. They need to come up with the money.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 6/7/2019 3:56:02 PM (No. 92883)
It'll be a hoot if you were an Oberlin College alum getting a fund raising letter email from the College. "Please help us cover our stupidity and $11-33 million plus legal fees loss to Gibson's Bakery! Top donors will be invited to the ceremony where the College President signs and delivers the check."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/7/2019 4:05:27 PM (No. 92892)
I like the verdict - and again, I cautioned those who believed a jury would favor the college. Mos townspeople i9n college towns are not terribly sympathetic to crazy student affairs directors and spoiled brat students. And they are not too crazy about black students who use the cover of their skin color to shoplift. This is a common problem.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 6/7/2019 4:06:38 PM (No. 92893)
Download the article. Everything you need to know about Oberlin’s malicious, now expensive, behavior against this family bakery. This is a happy day for those of us who are up to here with scabpicking political correctness. Black students do shoplift. Blacks shoplift. Deal with it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Quigley 6/7/2019 4:07:28 PM (No. 92895)
To quote ralph cramden: hardy har har har.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Namma 6/7/2019 4:17:15 PM (No. 92900)
that college is so liberal! I would not send my kids there. I refused to help with any loans if they chose that joint. I am glad the bakery won. I am sick of all this racist crap. Shoplifting is a crime. no matter what color the person is. And why the "day after election of Donald Trump," what does that have to do with the shoplifting.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/7/2019 4:21:48 PM (No. 92902)
Looking at the comments after the article, someone links to a letter from Oberlin College to Students. (I'm not sure that i should link to that here, sorry) It claims that the college will experience a $4.7 million dollar shortfall for the coming year. However!! Within that letter is a reference to this little tid-bit: . . . Oberlin’s roughly $870 million endowment. I think there are ways that Oberlin can pay up.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/7/2019 4:24:35 PM (No. 92905)
Terrific news. Everyone is getting sick and tired of the Social Justice Warriors running roughshod over anyone and everyone. The pushback is just beginning.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/7/2019 4:29:26 PM (No. 92908)
Excellent news.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Avanti1 6/7/2019 4:30:00 PM (No. 92909)
The jury just sent the Social Justice Warriors of Obein College's administration and student body that laws apply to EVERYONE! Their arrogance and elitism will cost them dearly. Congratulations to the Gibson's for standing up to these bullys.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 6/7/2019 4:32:33 PM (No. 92910)
Oh the irony! On National Donut Day no less!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: robertthomason 6/7/2019 4:33:58 PM (No. 92912)
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ginadee 6/7/2019 4:53:02 PM (No. 92924)
Good verdict. I, too, am sick and tired of the privileged blacks and the stuff they get away with because of the color of their skin.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: chase9365 6/7/2019 4:54:02 PM (No. 92925)
Perfect. Brings a big smile to my face on this Friday!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: qr4j 6/7/2019 4:56:59 PM (No. 92934)
I hope and pray no appeal will do away with this verdict. Oberlin needs to rein it in or cease to exist.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen55 6/7/2019 5:03:20 PM (No. 92935)
Smack down from the People!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/7/2019 5:07:25 PM (No. 92940)
Makes my day. Maybe Meredith Raimondo will think twice about her activism if there is a next time. Social Justice Warriors just received some real 'social justice' but not in their favor.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/7/2019 5:12:48 PM (No. 92945)
Good news for the day.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: kidsmom 6/7/2019 5:13:45 PM (No. 92947)
Love it! The students are whiners and thieves and the college administrative staff are institutionalized enablers. No wonder America is dumbed down. Hearty congratulations to Gibson's Bakery.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: padiva 6/7/2019 6:06:54 PM (No. 92970)
Either the college pays and soon or it will be called Gibson College. Gibson's can sell the building to house illegals.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99 6/7/2019 6:18:01 PM (No. 92975)
You can order from Gibson’s online. A couple of weeks ago I ordered chocolate covered cashews and chocolate covered candied ginger. Expensive but both are awesome. I did it just to support them but was thrilled with the products and will be ordering more. Congratulations, Gibsons!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NWPA 6/7/2019 6:45:29 PM (No. 92994)
The bakery isn't shipping anything chocolate during the summer. You have to order their butter cookies or buy a $30 shirt. I am happy for the Gibson Family. They have been maligned by the college over and over again. The letter sent by the college to the "Oberlin Community" shows their continued arrogance. The writer of the column says - I wonder if this statement can be used against the college in the punitive damage phase. They have learned nothing, and still are blaming the Gibsons for this.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/7/2019 6:45:37 PM (No. 92995)
Great news for Gibson's. My hope is the college will surrender and pay and not appeal. A nice smack down this was. And the punitive damages about to come. Congrats, Gibson's! I plan to celebrate by placing an order.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/7/2019 7:06:37 PM (No. 93000)
As much as $33 million? Just take 51% interest in the college and a couple million in cash.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Calvinesq 6/7/2019 7:18:32 PM (No. 93007)
Starbucks: Are you taking notes? You may recall their bathroom problems in Philadelphia, which are now filled with used needles. Stop petty crime. Improve lives of everyday people. Great result for Gibson's!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 6/7/2019 7:38:27 PM (No. 93023)
Maybe Oberlin alum Lena Dunham can write a big check.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: anniebc 6/7/2019 8:32:47 PM (No. 93039)
I hope they go belly-up!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/7/2019 8:41:08 PM (No. 93044)
The college houses and protects shoplifting thugs. A store prosecutes the thugs and the college community attacks them for their audacity and the leadership of the college took little or no action to stop them. In fact the college in the personahe of Meredith Raimondo seems to think the Bakery should be slapped down by "unleashing the students". Real justice for real people.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hermoine 6/7/2019 9:25:46 PM (No. 93064)
Wow - a sane jury!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/7/2019 10:07:20 PM (No. 93086)
The Oberlin student's who cheered on the demise of Gibson's Bakery should be careful for what they wish. Some of them may someday own a business of their own and be sued for something equally frivolous. What comes around goes around.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/7/2019 11:29:55 PM (No. 93129)
$11 to $33 million is enough to shut down the present business and move to a more accommodating area, which will also deprive the SJWs of great tasting goodies!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/8/2019 5:50:44 AM (No. 93199)
What's the school worth? That is the amount for Punitive Damages! Now every student must sit through 6 hours a day of Conservative Thought! It would be Glorious! Non-Entitled little snowflakes need to be pushed out of the public debate and sent to their rooms with no food or internet or phone! Has anyone else noticed GenX guys that are College age? They stand in this strange position holding hands palm up and fingers half curled. I've been puzzled for months by it but have now figured out it's from holding a cell phone all day, everyday. It is a terrible look of a weeny! Plus they have a forward slant to their necks which will be very ugly by old age!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Wendybird 6/8/2019 10:06:22 AM (No. 93465)
Wonderful news. Places of “higher learning” and their usually “liberal” operators have given themselves credit for far greater worth than they deserve. Perhaps their actual worth is becoming, or has become, a negative value.
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