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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Punitive Damages Hearing – Judge Denies Attempt to use College Blast Email Criticizing Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/11/2019 at 1:30pm
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[3:20 p.m.] The Court has rejected plaintiffs’ request to use the mass email sent by Oberlin College’s Vice President and General Counsel, Donica Thomas Varner, to the Oberlin community criticizing the jury. The plaintiffs subpoenaed her to testify, and the defense filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

The Judge ruled: “this...

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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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What the media is getting wrong about Gibson’s Bakery libel verdict against Oberlin College

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/10/2019 at 3:00pm

Monday morning, Professor Jacobson joined The Michael Berry Show to discuss the recent verdict, awarding $11 million to Gibson’s Bakery, who sued the college claiming defamation.

During the interview, Professor Jacobson dismembered what’s becoming national media spin — that the case was actually a case about campus free speech. As Jacobson...

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Oberlin College’s identity crisis led to its Gibson’s Bakery train wreck

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:36pm 6/9/2019 at 7:36pm
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Sometimes it is the simplest explanations that explain best what some see as very complex.

As a journalist who has following the Gibson Bakery racial accusation case for more than two years now – and who was able to cover it from a courtroom seat for the last month or so for...

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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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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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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Closing Argument: “When a powerful institution says you are racist, you are doomed”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:25pm 6/5/2019 at 7:25pm

Today were closing arguments by the lawyers in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College, the lawsuit said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial – a Verdict this week?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00pm 6/4/2019 at 7:00pm

We are close to the end of Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College, the lawsuit said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Students Protest Oberlin College Commencement Speaker From Apple

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:00am 6/4/2019 at 8:00am
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The underlying message of a protest like this is that the protesters believe they are more important than the graduation ceremony. It’s a selfish act. Also, be sure to check our continuing coverage of Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin.

The Chronicle reports:

Oberlin College students protest commencement speaker

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial — Judge keeps out politics, but Town v. Gown frames the case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/3/2019 at 7:30pm
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Closing arguments in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College are scheduled for this Wednesday, then the jury gets the case. It’s possible we will have a verdict this week. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the...

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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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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 13 — Defense expert declares Gibson family 5-generation bakery history “irrelevant”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:05pm 5/31/2019 at 9:05pm
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Today was Day 13 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

Both sides have rested their cases, and there will be no...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 12 – Defense says Bakery worth only $35k, less than one semester at Oberlin College

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:15pm 5/30/2019 at 9:15pm
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Today was Day 12 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 11 – Don’t let them eat Gibson’s cake

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:40pm 5/29/2019 at 8:40pm
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Today was Day 11 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Commencement Speaker at Oberlin College Tells Students to ‘Stay Woke’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:00am 5/29/2019 at 8:00am
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I don’t think the student body at Oberlin could get any more woke if they tried.

The Chronicle Telegram reports:

Oberlin College grads told to ‘stay woke’

Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple Inc., who gave Monday’s commencement address at Oberlin College, echoed the commencement speech that Martin...

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