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Oberlin College hit with maximum
(capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted By: shalimar, 6/13/2019 3:27:19 PM

The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case. Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $22 million. That brings the total damages to $33 million. We will have the breakdown soon. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees, to be determined by the judge. In closing argument, Gibson’s lawyer Lee Plakas argued: “Why is the country watching you. Because the country agrees that what happened to the Gibsons should not happen to anyone, but could happen to everyone.”



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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber 6/13/2019 3:28:58 PM (No. 97626)
I’d wager they’ll never pay it. Any takers?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Annie Xango 6/13/2019 3:30:48 PM (No. 97631)
Made my day..maybe even my year......
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wendybird 6/13/2019 3:33:57 PM (No. 97635)
How did they manage to get sane, sensible people on a jury?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry 6/13/2019 3:38:32 PM (No. 97641)
High fives and a moon walk for Gibson’s!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2019 3:42:32 PM (No. 97644)
The primary villainess of the piece - though she had Oberlin support behind her. Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin senior official and legal counsel, who angered many with her blast of the jury...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby 6/13/2019 3:43:11 PM (No. 97646)
Meredith Raimondo- the VP and Dean needs to be tarred, feathered and run out of Oberlin and every academic institution in the country for having supported the shop-lifting kids of Oberlin.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: droopydog 6/13/2019 3:43:35 PM (No. 97647)
Outstanding! Does Gibson's Bakery sell stuff online?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: unagator 6/13/2019 3:47:24 PM (No. 97651)
Hah, kicked them right in the endowments.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GOPinTN 6/13/2019 3:53:59 PM (No. 97656)
May I have ten thousand marbles please?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jorgecito 6/13/2019 3:54:21 PM (No. 97659)
Yes #3, heartening news and a victory for sanity. It appears not everyone in Loraine County, Ohio is a brainwashed snowflake.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/13/2019 3:57:22 PM (No. 97661)
Since liberals love the courts, and will file lawsuit after lawsuit to get their way, or to break their enemies financially, this is a welcome verdict. Maybe, with some of the courts being remade less liberal, the pendulum will swing the other way, and conservatives can start filing lawsuits with the hope of winning!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Highvoltage 6/13/2019 3:59:14 PM (No. 97663)
Oberland earned this! I hope they go belly up.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/13/2019 4:00:53 PM (No. 97665)
I read some of the earlier Legal Insurrection posts. I hope that Black Lives Matter experiences a bit of collateral damage from this. Looks like they had something to do with the protests. Universities might now be a bit more inclined to confront this BLM gestapo rather than let them run roughshod over everybody.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Northcross 6/13/2019 4:14:26 PM (No. 97674)
And immediately Oberlin cries about all the students that will not be "educated" because of this decision. Right. How about instead lowering the salary of the professors of transgender studies down to what their real world value is... zero.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sam1 6/13/2019 4:14:32 PM (No. 97675)
FTA"When the trumpet sounds the victory When the battle has been won When the enemies of honor Have been shamed for wrongs they’ve done Pause to thank the Lord Almighty Bow your head and bend your knees For our Savior’s grace from Heaven Was the power that set you free"
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cartcart 6/13/2019 4:17:12 PM (No. 97677)
It is a beautiful thing. Let's see that appeal. Usually, on appeal, the loser has to furnish a bond to the equivalent of 1.5 times the award. And since it is not a solid-gold guarantee that they will have the victory on appeal the surety companies get the full amount of collateral as inducement to write the bond. If Oberlin cannot come up with the $33 million, how will they come up with nearly $50 million for collateral?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Calico Al 6/13/2019 4:25:36 PM (No. 97686)
Now the hope is that Nicholas Sandmann wins his case.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ByteGuru 6/13/2019 4:37:43 PM (No. 97697)
I want to know why Meredith Raimondo still has a job? If I had cost my employer 10-20% of the company assets while on the job but outside of my purview, I would have been marched out the front door and probably had my staple gun thrown at me. 'Mongo' Raimondo should already be looking for work at a discount shoe store or a septic tank cleaning service.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TLCary 6/13/2019 4:41:04 PM (No. 97700)
"Can you hear me now? Good. " :-) #7 Yes. But they only ship chocolate when its not so hot it will melt in route.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/13/2019 4:44:31 PM (No. 97702)
Good verdict, good penalty. I expect Oberlin to raise the money from their snowflake graduates. They will pay, and if they wind up appealing the awards, they will pay a whole lot more. I thought plaintiff attorney, using Hemingway in closing remarks, was over the top. And at the risk of horning in on the story, I believe counsel for the school may have argued a case before me, in a Chicago arbitration, early on in her legal career. (I can't find my 20 year old arbitration file to confirm that, though.)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/13/2019 4:59:45 PM (No. 97713)
LOVELY And in further news, Gibson's Bakery has sent a letter to Oberlin College to go buy their donuts someplace else.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/13/2019 5:04:39 PM (No. 97718)
Quite a price for vindictiveness over false wrongs (the typical kind that the Left goes off the handle over) and arrogance. Think the college learned anything?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: chance_232 6/13/2019 5:09:52 PM (No. 97725)
A one time 14% tuition hike will cover that.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: HerbVA 6/13/2019 5:16:55 PM (No. 97731)
Too bad Mizz Romando isn’t personally liable. Could cut into her food budget which, from the pix, loooks formidable .
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator 6/13/2019 5:25:34 PM (No. 97737)
Defense attorney Rachelle Kuznicki argued: “We cannot change the past, we can learn from it.” “This will impact people who had nothing to do with the protest …, it also means less students who are not able to afford a college education will be able to do so.” Methinks defense attorney Rachelle needs to go back for some remedial college English classes
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rama41 6/13/2019 5:32:16 PM (No. 97740)
Wow! That really WAS an expensive bottle of wine.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LaValette 6/13/2019 5:33:47 PM (No. 97744)
In general, a defendant should not publicly criticize jurors while they are still deliberating damages. Just sayin'.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: clipped wings 6/13/2019 5:37:01 PM (No. 97747)
#20, I agree. But I'm going to be picky. I'll not argue that using the quote may have been "...over the top..." but I'll point out that the quote did not come from Hemingway. Yes, the title of one of his books comes from the piece, but the author was John Donne in his Meditation XVII.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Philipsonh 6/13/2019 5:39:05 PM (No. 97749)
The college should be closed down as a Racist organization.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Harlowe 6/13/2019 6:15:52 PM (No. 97761)
Thanks be to God for the courage, dignity, and morality of the Gibson family in going forward with this litigation; for the brilliance, courage and morality of the Gibson family’s attorney, Lee E. Plakas; for the courage, intellect and morality of the jurors. This is a victory that goes beyond the Gibson family being rewarded with affirmation of their integrity and justifiable financial compensation; it serves as notice to educational institutions that old-fashioned virtues are still alive and well, and must become part of their curriculum. A jury of mortals rendered the decision against Oberlin College—a Higher Authority will render a decision on mankind. “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36)
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Trapper 6/13/2019 6:34:12 PM (No. 97776)
If the bakery's lawyers are REALLY aggressive they will file a judgment lien against the Cox Administration Building and begin foreclosure proceedings to force a foreclosure sale at public auction, where anyone could bid on it. They might want to go after the athletic complex next.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: sailannapolis 6/13/2019 6:48:45 PM (No. 97789)
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Reply 33 - Posted by: udanja99 6/13/2019 6:57:56 PM (No. 97797)
Awesome! Make them pay that $33M today. Yes, #7, Gibson’s does sell online - awesome cookies and chocolates. Pricey but great. They don’t ship chocolates in the summer but you can still order cookies. I did it just to support them as the last thing I need is more sugar. I ordered my chocolates back in early May. Do it! Let them know how pleased we are by ordering from them!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: pixelero 6/13/2019 7:49:37 PM (No. 97820)
Someone had a problem with the plaintiff attorney using a Hemingway quote in his close. The lines weren't Hemingway’s. They were from John Donne, and Hemingway had used them once, too. Having got that out of the way, the quote seems exactly in context: we are all diminished when somebody does something stupid and unjust to somebody else. It’s a civilizational truth that none of us are exempt from the repercussions of the silly, or (fortunately) the (rarer by far) wise actions of others. That ripple effect is I suppose that as it should be, but these days the downside is getting kinda hard to take.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: bythegates 6/13/2019 8:38:30 PM (No. 97834)
Next up, Nick Sandmann! Please God! Please please please!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/13/2019 9:12:24 PM (No. 97840)
To see your enemy march before you and hear the lamentation of their women...
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Reply 37 - Posted by: anniebc 6/13/2019 9:30:40 PM (No. 97847)
Yihoo! Shut them down! Shut them down! What a jury, huh? People are fed up!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: LadyHen 6/13/2019 9:34:42 PM (No. 97849)
Justice!! But liberals never learn so let's just hope we will see more brave folks stand up to these bullies and liars and say "I'll see you in court!"
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Zarin 6/13/2019 11:30:32 PM (No. 97889)
If you read one of those LI articles you will see that only 10% of the student body pay the full $68K yearly tuition & fees. Oberlin pays $60 million a year in scholarships. That is more than $20,000 per year per student if it is evenly distributed - which it is not. If they do full scholarships from the $60 million that would be about 857 students on full scholarship - just under 1/3 of their 2900 (?) enrollment. I am guessing that the full scholarship kids are the ones that whine the most. Most of these Oberlin students seem to not understand the virtue of gratitude. The administration is overstuffed with foolish ideologues - Feminists of the Worst Kind and Post-Modernist/Marxist & Identity-Politics types. They are not the sharpest knives in the drawer, i.e. they are typical careerist bureaucrats. And no, they will not learn, likely the administration will 'double down'. They will flock together like indignant & offended chickens & weep to the media and the alumni. And on top of that, in the past the college would have expelled those students who 'had a physical altercation' with an 88 year old shop keeper (Allyn Gibson), let alone for showing a fake ID, stealing and attempted underage drinking.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/14/2019 1:23:15 AM (No. 97928)
You'd best file a lien against the college until they fork over the money.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 6/14/2019 9:25:19 AM (No. 98088)
Good...and all the college leaders must wash the bakery owners car ever day forever
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Reply 42 - Posted by: IAmButASimpleCaveman 6/14/2019 11:01:33 AM (No. 98183)
an awful lot of crowing yet to my knowledge not one dollar has changed hands. let me know when that happens.
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