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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College:
$5 million attorney’s fees
may be a floor, not a ceiling

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Posted By: Harlowe, 7/10/2019 10:21:28 PM

In one of the last hearings in local court regarding the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John R. Miraldi heard evidence today on what the college owes in attorneys’ fees. As previously reported, Gibson’s signaled in court filings that it intended to seek $9-13 million, including a so-called lodestar. (Snip) This is in addition to the $44 million they found Oberlin College owes the Gibson Bakery and Market. Verdict caps mandated by Ohio law have downgraded those initial verdicts down to $25 million, however.

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The previous reporting referenced in the article: “Gibson’s Bakery seeks $9-13 million in attorney’s fees against Oberlin College” – By William a. Jacobson (7-8-19) – Link: https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/gibsons-bakery-seeks-9-13-million-in-attorneys-fees-against-oberlin-college/

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catfur27 7/10/2019 10:31:43 PM (No. 120132)
..ha ha ha ...I hope Oberlib goes into bankruptcy...and it becomes Gibson Christian College!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimincalif 7/10/2019 10:57:24 PM (No. 120142)
Not often I find myself rooting for plaintiff attorneys......
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn 7/10/2019 10:59:09 PM (No. 120143)
Even at an absurd rate of $1,000 per hour does anyone think 5,000 hours of service was performed to reach legal fees of $5,000,000? Just because the good guys won doesn’t make it OK for the lawyers to be scumbags.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk 7/10/2019 11:47:22 PM (No. 120160)
Next, conservative speakers who have been shut down and their sponsor groups/clubs need to sue for discrimination and violation of freedom of speech. Make these academic institutions pay!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 7/11/2019 12:56:50 AM (No. 120167)
That is an astonishing number of hours. It is absurd and highway robbery. But, it is what happens when you get high-priced attorneys involved. Oberlin pays them, and that satisfies me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/11/2019 1:24:08 AM (No. 120174)
I'm not usually one to defend lawyers, but let me just say, as someone who does a lot of proposals, that hours add up really really fast and it always ends up requiring more effort than what you think it is going to initially cost because the end goal is always a moving target and tactics and resource loading has to be flexible to account for it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen 7/11/2019 1:54:41 AM (No. 120180)
Attorney fees don't just go into the lawyer's pocket. They cover the cost of their clerical staff, investigators, researchers, exhibits for the courtroom, copying documents and court filing fees. And, we haven't even mentioned employer overhead. Its a lot more than just the hours spent by lawyers reading documents. I also hope this is the start of an avalanche of suits by banned conservatives against the snotty colleges that think they have corralled free speech inside their little "free speech zones". MAGA - One college at a time.
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