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Irony: Ultra-liberal Oberlin College
will save millions on Gibson’s Bakery
verdicts under Republican Tort Reform

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Posted By: Harlowe, 6/19/2019 10:26:49 AM

The massive compensatory and punitive damage jury verdicts in favor of Gibson’s Bakery and its owners Allyn W. Gibson and David Gibson, against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo, continue to reverberate.(Snip) Yet think of the jury verdict as the end of the beginning. The most legally dangerous territory for the Gibsons is ahead. The facts of the case were so strong for the Gibsons that in some ways the easiest part is behind them. Now they need to protect what they have earned from numerous legal dangers. 

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“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Due to Republican passed Ohio Tort Reform legislation in 2005, the Gibson family’s initial award of $44,000,000 may be reduced to $14,323,500. 

 

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/19/2019 10:50:14 AM (No. 101435)
Even with caps, the rewards to the Gibsons are huge. And don't forget that the legal fees of both will be paid by the guilty defendant (if I read the court ruling correctly).
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/19/2019 11:39:33 AM (No. 101482)
I expect that a sufficient amount of money will eventually change hands. I hope that faculty and administration are impacted in a manner that will compel then to prevent this from ever happening again. And I hope this affects every college across this great country.
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