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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College — As jury selection approaches, how to explain the political and media silence?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8:30pm 5/6/2019 at 8:30pm
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With the Gibson Bros v. Oberlin College lawsuit set to begin jury selection on Wednesday, I want to pursue the discussion of why this case hasn’t received more national publicity.

Specifically, let’s look at why the national politicians, who crave attention on various issues that keep them elected, haven’t used this case...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College weekend wrap-up: Get in bed with Social Justice Warriors, wake up with a lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/5/2019 at 8:00pm
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We have concluded the first several days of trial motions, with more to go, and are awaiting jury selection starting Wednesday.

You can read my reporting on the trial motions here:

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial motions – What’s a reputation worth, and how do you prove it?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:45pm 5/2/2019 at 6:45pm

With the first week of Legal Insurrection’s coverage of the famed “liberal arts humanitarianism and defamation lawsuit” trial ending, word now is that jury selection has been pushed back even further.

Given that Lorain County court Judge John R. Miraldi also handles drug courts on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and given that...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial motions: Bakery to prove “the college poured gasoline on the fire”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:15pm 5/1/2019 at 8:15pm

As the Gibson’s Bros v. Oberlin case gets set for the trial – now set to begin on Friday, May 3 – it is beginning to become more clear that this case of defamation accusations is set to be more of an early 21st century cultural dissertation than one of merely...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial motions – Judge finds Gibson’s “reputation is central to this case”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:30pm 4/30/2019 at 8:30pm

I attended court today as the lawyers argued pre-trial motions.

As most trial lawyers know, pre-trial “in limine” motions can often decide the case. What the judge excludes and what they allow, how to define certain terminology the jury will hear, and rulings what is important and what is nonsense.

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Previewing Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial: ‘Social Justice’ free speech or defamation?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:00am 4/29/2019 at 9:00am
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With Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College scheduled to start trial this week, there is much back and forth among political and legal analysts as to “what it...

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Putting Social Justice Warfare on trial: Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit against Oberlin College heading to trial

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:05pm 4/22/2019 at 9:05pm
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Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, is in a pitched legal fight with Oberlin College. It’s a classic town-gown fight, the working class locals versus the wealthier and often out-of-state students, faculty and administrators — but added into the mix is Oberlin’s infamous social justice warrior culture.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College — Trump 2016 win stoked student protests over shoplifting incident day after election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:40pm 10/21/2018 at 4:40pm
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I have covered the lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery against Oberlin College perhaps more extensively than anyone else.

I even became a small part of the story when Oberlin College tried, and failed, to subpoena my records.

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Faculty Sexual Misconduct Accusations Shake Oberlin College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:30pm 8/25/2018 at 7:30pm
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Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar send an email to the college community on August 23, 2018, followed by a similar email to alumni, regarding faculty sexual misconduct.

The situation presented was stark: The college received “several” accusations of faculty sexual misconduct from alumni, leading certain faculty members to resign rather than...

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Court: Oberlin College can’t question journalist as to sources in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 9:35pm 8/23/2018 at 9:35pm
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We previously covered the lawsuit brought by the local Gibson’s Bakery against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

The lawsuit arises out of accusations by Oberlin College students, allegedly assisted by Raimondo and others at the college, that Gibson’s was racist and engaged in racial profiling after the arrest...

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Oberlin College goes after another news organization’s communications

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:30pm 7/26/2018 at 8:30pm
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Oberlin College attempted to subpoena the communications of WAJ Media LLC (dba Legal Insurrection) with sources regarding our reporting on an Ohio lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery of Oberlin, Ohio, against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

The subpoena specifically sought our communications with the attorneys for Gibson’s, who had...

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After legal challenge, Oberlin College withdraws subpoena seeking our journalist communications

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/19/2018 at 1:00pm
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Oberlin College served a subpoena duces tecum on us, seeking our communications with sources related to our reporting on a lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery against the college and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

We went to court seeking to quash the subpoena and for a protective order, as we described in...

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Oberlin College outlook downgraded to ‘Negative’ by credit rating agencies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:00pm 7/8/2018 at 9:00pm
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Oberlin College faces serious financial challenges, resulting from a variety of factors, particularly a decline in enrollment.

The “social justice” turmoil of recent years at Oberlin, the focus of local and national media coverage and mockery, likely was a contributing factor, as we pointed out in September 2017, 

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Oberlin College subpoenas journalist’s communications (ours)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:00am 7/6/2018 at 11:00am
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As readers are aware, Legal Insurrection has reported more extensively on events at Oberlin College over the past several years than almost any other website.

Among other things, Legal Insurrection has engaged in reporting on the following issues related to Oberlin College:

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Judge rejects Oberlin College request to move town-gown lawsuit to another county

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:31pm 4/19/2018 at 8:31pm

Oberlin College and its Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo are defending a lawsuit brought by the local Gibson’s Bakery after in incident in which three Oberlin College students were arrested for shoplifting.

Oberlin students launched protests and a boycott of the bakery claiming racial profiling of the students. The college itself cut off...

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Oberlin College: We can’t get a fair trial in our home county

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:50pm 3/6/2018 at 5:50pm
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Oberlin College is struggling financially, after over a decade of intense national media coverage of extreme social justice activism on campus. The college has not met its enrollment goals resulting in a financial shortfall and talk about how to control expenses.

We first covered the financial fallout from enrollment decline in...

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Another negative court decision for Oberlin College, as financial woes mount

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:45pm 2/26/2018 at 8:45pm
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Oberlin College faces two serious lawsuits arising out of social justice activism on campus.

One suit, by a local bakery boycotted by Oberlin students and administration based on apparently false claims the bakery racially profiled students, has been permitted to move forward. We reported on that decision in Court: Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit against...

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