Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 2)
 

Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – On eve of punitive damages hearing, college plays victim

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/10/2019 at 7:30pm
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As you know, last Friday the jury rendered a verdict of $11.2 million against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo for compensatory damages. Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500.

Legal Insurrection readers heard it here first. Our Verdict post has been shared...

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Prof. Gabriel Noah Brahm and Samantha Mandeles join Legal Insurrection Foundation

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Posted by    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/9/2019 at 9:00pm

It has been a busy few months here since launching the Legal Insurrection Foundation in early March 2019.

We have continued to put the systems in place to effectuate our mission to put together a small but effective research, investigative and educational team. We have a special focus on intersectionality and the...

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Oberlin College mass email criticizing Jurors could influence Punitive Damages Hearing in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00am 6/9/2019 at 10:00am

There are a lot of things about the way Oberlin College handled the Gibson’s Bakery dispute and lawsuit that have had me wondering who, if anyone, is in control over there.

As mentioned numerous times, “

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EXCLUSIVE: Oberlin College insurer likely to reject coverage for Gibson Bakery $11 million verdict

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Posted by    Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:40am 6/8/2019 at 9:40am

A jury has awarded Gibson’s Bakery and its owners $11 million in compensatory damages against Oberlin College, for libel, intentional interference with business, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The punitive damage hearing next week could add another $22 million, bringing the total to $33 million.

There will be post-trial motions to...

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VERDICT: Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery $11 million against Oberlin College

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Posted by    Friday, June 7, 2019 at 3:11pm 6/7/2019 at 3:11pm

The Jury in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case has reached a verdict.

According to our reporter in the Courtroom, the jury awarded $11 million. Here are the details: Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500. Next Tuesday there will be a separate punitive...

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Poll Shows the Message is Getting Through: BDS is anti-Semitic

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:30pm 6/6/2019 at 8:30pm

When a coalition of student groups at Cornell University, led by Students for Justice in Palestine, recently tried to pass a divestment resolution against certain companies doing business in Israel, a couple of interesting things happened.

First, as is now a common tactic, the dispute was racialized to portray it as a...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – VERDICT WATCH (Updated)

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:20pm 6/6/2019 at 1:20pm

FRIDAY (by WAJ)

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VERDICT: Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery $11 million against Oberlin college

Update 2:30 p.m. — Dan tells me the judge read the verdict in court and the jury awarded $11 million. I am waiting for details as to...

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Harsh critic of Elizabeth Warren elected Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/5/2019 at 1:00pm
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When Elizabeth Warren rolled-out her DNA test in October 2018, there was a lot of laughter and mockery because the test revealed that she may be as little as 1/1024th Native American by DNA. Even that finding was suspect given the DNA sample used for comparison was not from North American...

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Elizabeth Warren campaign staff votes to unionize

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:04pm 6/4/2019 at 9:04pm
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Elizabeth Warren has been getting a lot of good press lately as she rolls out a series of dramatic proposals to fundamentally change the society she views as rigged.

These proposals, far grander...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial reflects Higher Ed disconnect from the lives of most Americans

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:25pm 6/2/2019 at 9:25pm
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Later this week the jury in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College should get the case.

I wanted to put down some thoughts as Verdict Day approaches.

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Furious reaction to accurate advertisement calling out Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust lies

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/2/2019 at 7:30pm
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Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib attempted to rewrite history recently by claiming that the Arabs of the British Mandate for Palestine (they would not be called “Palestinians” until decades later) provided “safe haven” to Jews before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Here’s the controversial quote from Tlaib (emphasis added):

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Should Trump stop calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” and start calling her “Rachel Dolezal”?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00am 6/1/2019 at 10:00am
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Elizabeth Warren has been trying to escape her Native American deception since 2012.

She has tried almost everything, including the disastrous DNA test.

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Israel destroys largest, deepest and most sophisticated Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel

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Posted by    Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:05pm 5/30/2019 at 7:05pm

In early December 2018, Israel launched “Operation Northern Shield,” the effort to locate and destroy Hezbollah cross-border tunnels along the Lebanese border in northern Israel.

There were many dramatic videos of the operation, including that moment when Hezbollah operatives on the Lebanese side came face-to-face with an Israeli surveillance camera inserted into...

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Israel heads for new elections after Netanhayu fails to form governing coalition

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:40pm 5/29/2019 at 6:40pm
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You thought Bibi Netanyahu won the April 9, 2019, elections, right?

Well, he did but didn’t.

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McConnell pours salt in Democrats’ Merrick Garland wound: Yes, we’ll confirm Trump SCOTUS nominee in 2020

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:10pm 5/29/2019 at 2:10pm
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Mitch McConnell’s decision not to permit confirmation proceedings for Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016 is an open, oozing, and painful wound from which Democrats have not emotionally recovered.

McConnell just poured salt in that wound.

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Mueller breathed life into Democrat impeachment push, and may have just reelected Trump

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:58am 5/29/2019 at 11:58am

Robert Mueller’s statement today could have served only one purpose — to breath life into Democrat attempts to commence impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Mueller didn’t add any substance to the 400-page report, and most of his statement was related to procedures, including his resignation, the closing of the special counsel’s office, and...

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“Sleepy” seems to fit Joe Biden’s campaign, but it’s working for him so far

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:15pm 5/28/2019 at 7:15pm
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Donald Trump has branded Joe Biden as “Sleepy Joe.” That came as something of a surprise to me, as I expected “Creepy Joe,” based on Biden’s well-publicized creepy invasions of female personal spaces.

But who am I to second-guess Trump when it comes to branding political opponents. Every time I see Jeb...

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