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Judge awards Gibson's attorneys
$6.5 million in fees on top of damages

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Posted By: Harlowe, 7/18/2019 9:16:00 PM

ELYRIA - The law firms that represented Gibson's Bakery and its owners in a lawsuit against Oberlin College have been awarded approximately $6.5 million in attorney fees by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi. Miraldi handed down his decision Wednesday. The amount is on top of the $25 million Oberlin College has been ordered to pay the bakery and its owners, who won a lawsuit against the college last month. The fees will be split between the three firms of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty; Tzangas Plakas Mannos of Canton; and James N. Taylor of Elyria.

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The $6.5 million award for the Gibson Bakery’s attorneys is less than the attorneys sought which was between $9 million and $14.5 million, a “lodestar amount with a two to three multiplier enhancement, and litigation expenses of $404,139.22.” This award is in addition to compensatory and punitive damages.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog 7/18/2019 9:20:50 PM (No. 127802)
This victory was especially satisfying. I hope contributions to the school dry up as well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/18/2019 9:22:38 PM (No. 127803)
Rabid liberalism is a target-rich environment for lawsuits. Oberlin was just the opening volley in the war against Political Correctness.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk 7/18/2019 9:28:18 PM (No. 127806)
Reality bites, doesn’t it, Oberlin?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/18/2019 9:31:36 PM (No. 127807)
The school is suffering all kinds of fallout. Google "what is happening to Oberlin College enrollment."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 504pc 7/18/2019 9:34:55 PM (No. 127808)
Interest rates on judgements in Ohio are 4%. That works out to 3452.05 per day while they appeal it. I wonder if their going to have to place the money in escrow while they appeal?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Catfur27 7/18/2019 9:48:29 PM (No. 127814)
ha ha....I hope oberlin goes into default...and the school becomes Gibson Christian College...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Calvinesq 7/18/2019 9:50:33 PM (No. 127815)
So, I think this is the great result -- The law firms took the Gibson case on contingency, 40% I believe. From what I have read, the law firms kept scrupulous and accurate accounts of the hours spent and needed on the case. So, the $6.5 million goes to the Gibsons -- and helps to offset the contingency fee. Meaning that the Gibsons get the damage award, minus the contingency, but plus this $6.5 million - making a deserved recovery against this plague on our educational institutions represented by Oberlin. Well done!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Submariner 7/18/2019 9:51:55 PM (No. 127816)
We're witnessing a realignment that will make the Gipper's tectonic shift in the 80s seem mild. This is fallout from Trump's victory in 2016 and his subsequent brash and sustained attack on the Left. They've been exposed as hollow.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muncsdad 7/18/2019 9:58:50 PM (No. 127821)
This good news just keeps on coming!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: SpentPenny 7/18/2019 10:30:45 PM (No. 127827)
Bankrupt Oberlin so as to serve as a lesson to others.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: padiva 7/18/2019 10:38:56 PM (No. 127828)
Can the Gibson's prevent any withdrawal from the Oberlin Endowment Fund until the judgment money is put in escrow? Is there a jury for the appeal? Can I be on it?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 7/18/2019 11:43:20 PM (No. 127852)
I feel bad about this whole case - multigenerational relationship with the college then some deluded entitled black students bring the whole thing down abetted by a benighted and haughty administration, and all for what, to tear the fabric of our society? And they still don't see the error of their ways and worldview. Never be the same. One more black feather in the cap of that Nazi collaborator.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/19/2019 12:56:04 AM (No. 127884)
Hey Oberlin, how did your diversity racket work out for you? This judgement proves the little guy can beat Goliath. If these universities don't learn their lesson, then multiple lawsuits need to be filed under the 1st Amendment. Sue the bejesus out of all of them.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jj1319 7/19/2019 5:12:20 AM (No. 127932)
Track down the original 3 thugs. They started the whole mess. Do a story on how well they are doing based on the education they received at Oberlin. Who wants to be the first to guess?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jacksin5 7/19/2019 10:16:58 AM (No. 128130)
The wheels of Justice grind slowly, but they grind on nevertheless. The template against the ravages of PC has now been established. Game On!
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