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Gibsons file notice of appeal
in case against Oberlin College

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Posted By: Harlowe, 10/22/2019 9:58:48 AM

Less than two weeks after their counterparts announced plans to appeal the verdict, attorneys for Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family have filed their own notice of appeal in their multi-million dollar lawsuit against Oberlin College. (Snip) Gibsons and their attorneys are asking be reviewed include statutory caps on compensatory and punitive monetary damages under Ohio law as well as several rulings by Miraldi. Lee Plakas, lead attorney for the Gibsons, said this summer that he believes damage caps for defamation by libel or slander are unconstitutional and that his team would fight them on appeal.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk 10/22/2019 10:40:36 AM (No. 214454)
Oberlin really picked on the wrong town family, didn’t they? The academics had probably had no idea how hard the Gibsons would fight - and win. Way to burst that faculty lounge bubble, Gibsons!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 10/22/2019 11:05:12 AM (No. 214486)
Well, I guess the fancy pants liberal professor crowd thought that they could just continue to litigate this away and settle for $10 at the end. Pretty soon, it will be "Gibson College."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/22/2019 11:20:20 AM (No. 214503)
#2 beat me to it. Gibson's should definetly run Oberlin.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 10/22/2019 11:54:09 AM (No. 214532)
Of course, I remember a friend of mine who was a hospital administrator many years ago. They lost a dubious malpratice suit with a judgement against them for $15 million or something like that. Hospital only had $3 million in insurance and the judge wisely reduced the award to that amount, over the protestations of the plantiff attorney (who took a full page ad in the local paper to complain about the injustice; the attorney met his doom a couple years later when his mistress shot him because he threatened to go back to his wife). As my friend said, they basically said, well, we can give you the deed and the keys to the hospital if you really need the $15 million. Of course, the plantiff and his attorney declined their generous offer knowing that (at the time) running a hospital was not the business they wanted to be in and took the $3 million insurance settlement. I'm guessing that the Gibsons probably don't want to run Oberlin College.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aud 10/22/2019 12:19:58 PM (No. 214552)
My first reaction: the Gibson’s lawyers want more money for themselves.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 10/22/2019 3:10:46 PM (No. 214663)
You would want e4very penny of the judgement you had won. Not a penny less! This is exactly what i predicted would happen and it looks like the Gibson's lawyers were as well alerted as I was.Just experience and well thought out processes. I hope the lawyers are as alert as possibe to all these games the college lawyers toss their way. I think they are.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cThree 10/22/2019 4:59:10 PM (No. 214714)
#5 (the Gibson lawyers want more money) Right idea, wrong lawyers. The College deserves to lose every penny of this comeuppance, and more for this needless delay. If piercing the caps on the award is possible, Oberlin will rightly owe every cent of the new, larger amount. The Gibson family are the innocent victims of arrogant, vindictive smear mongers attached to Oberlin College. Don't forget that.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/22/2019 5:01:49 PM (No. 214717)
This countersuit is to get the attention of Oberlin, and suggest maybe they should rethink Oberlin's appeal. It is a good counter move, and Oberlin would be wise to drop their appeal, or so it appears to me.
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