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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College — 1st week wrap-up — Silence may not be golden for the defense

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 7:30pm 5/12/2019 at 7:30pm
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Last week I covered the final trial motions, jury selection, opening statements, and first day of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College.

I will continue to observe the trial this week from inside the courtroom, and will report daily each evening.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 1 – “It was a mob mentality out there”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:50pm 5/10/2019 at 8:50pm
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Today was the first day of testimony in the trial of Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. I was in the courtroom, as I will be for every day of trial.

You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Opening Statements: Claims of War and Peace

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:30pm 5/9/2019 at 8:30pm
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In ways that are both irritating and interesting, the opening statements by the attorneys in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College shows how jurors may have a hard time defining the event in question accurately.

The question is whether a fairly elite, liberal arts college (Oberlin College) defamed and libeled a small family...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Juror perceptions of reputation and social media emerge in questioning

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/8/2019 at 8:00pm
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Given its complex nature, the jury selection for the Gibson Bros v. Oberlin College civil case trial will not be finished until Thursday, with the first witness not taking the stand until Friday.

The intricacies showed up on Wednesday when potential jurors were questioned on their views of the rights of criminal...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College jury will be schooled in Towns and Gowns Dystopia 101

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:45pm 5/7/2019 at 7:45pm

With the lawsuit that decides whether a liberal arts college defamed a more than century-old small business with racist accusations getting officially underway Wednesday with jury selection, there was one major motion that had to be decided.

No, it wasn’t whether Oberlin College has officially subscribed to a Maoist-crypto-neo-anarcho-communist state of education...

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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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Male student lawsuit against Oberlin College dismissed despite possibly flawed sexual assault disciplinary decision

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/2/2019 at 1:00pm
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In 2017, Oberlin College was sued by an expelled male student who had been found responsible for sexual assault in a campus disciplinary hearing. The student, identified only as John Doe, alleged a seriously flawed hearing process as well as discrimination on the basis of sex because the process allegedly was...

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Fired Oberlin College Prof. Joy Karega, who spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, amends discrimination lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:30pm 2/26/2019 at 4:30pm

Joy Karega is the former Oberlin College professor of social justice writing caused enormous controversy when her anti-Semitic conspiracy theories spread on Facebook were revealed.

We covered the story initially, on March 1, 2016, Oberlin anti-Semitic rant Prof hosting BDS event this week.

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Fired Oberlin College Prof. Joy Karega, who spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, sues for discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/10/2018 at 1:00pm

Joy Karega is the former Oberlin College professor of social justice writing who caused enormous controversy when her anti-Semitic conspiracy theories she spread on Facebook were revealed.

We covered the story initially, on March 1, 2016, Oberlin anti-Semitic rant Prof hosting BDS event this week:

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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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