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Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College:
More than $11 million awarded
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Posted By: Harlowe, 6/8/2019 12:42:39 PM

ELYRIA — A Lorain County jury on Friday awarded the owners of Gibson’s Bakery more than $11 million from Oberlin College in finding that the college inflicted emotional distress, interfered with business relationships and libeled the family-owned bakery in downtown Oberlin. The jury also found that Meredith Raimondo, the college’s vice president and dean of students, libeled the family and business. (Snip) The jury also found for the bakery on counts of libel against both the college and Raimondo. Raimondo was held responsible for interference of business relationships while the college was cleared.

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Gibson’s lead attorney, Lee Plakas, said, “All the Gibsons ever wanted was for the truth to come out.” To have Oberlin College tell the truth. For almost three years, people have been afraid to come to the bakery. The bakery’s revenue was devastated, employees were cut, and several family members went without pay since the protests occurred in 2016. Thankfully, the jurors stepped in as adults and, prayerfully, the Gibson family will now find some measure of normalcy in their lives even though their emotional scars will never fully heal. Hopefully, Oberlin residents will embrace this decent, honorable, hardworking family.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/8/2019 1:16:40 PM (No. 93646)
I hope they get full tremble damages too. They need to send a real message to this new type of tyranny from the Left.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/8/2019 1:18:06 PM (No. 93648)
So glad they won this battle. It is going to be years before they see any money though I bet. But at least the worst of this mess is now over. Raimondo should be barred from any kind of academic job for the rest of their nasty lives. The next part of this fight is going to be between Raimondo and Oberlin college, as they try and weasel out of any kind of financial responsibility here.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/8/2019 1:19:27 PM (No. 93652)
I will admit I admire Oberlin College. The college clearly stated the college suported the students free speech rights and accepted that the lies the students proclaimed were exctly the kind of behavior Oberlin wanted to see in its students and alumni. And they were so committed to supporting lies and thuggish intimidation that they are willing to spend a possible 33+ million dollars. Now that's putting your values ahead of money. Got to admire that.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 6/9/2019 8:23:47 AM (No. 94193)
I hope this whole incident tears the guts out of Oh! Berlin "College". Nothing but a training ground and sinecure for REAL nazis, fascists, liars, racists, and thugs---all claiming to be intellectuals.
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