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« on: June 13, 2019, 02:31:21 PM »

I thought I saw this mentioned elsewhere on APS, but couldn't find it. In the case of Gibson Bakery vs Oberlin College, the jury awarded the maximum allowable punitive penalty, bringing the total judgement against Oberlin to $33 million. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of SJW racists.

I didn't know until I read about it at the link, but apparently the Gibson family would have settled for a written apology. They didn't sue until the university refused and doubled down.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/06/13/wow-jury-awards-family-business-oberlin-students-tried-to-destroy-maximum-damages-totaling-33-million/
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 02:42:10 PM »

I doubt the Gibson family will ever see a dime of it
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:53:30 PM »

After the compensatory award ($11 million), Oberlin's reps were complaining that the college is "cash poor"  ... until folks did some digging and found out that Oberlin has close to $900 million in endowments.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 04:17:09 PM »

Good for the Gibsonĺs.  Oberlin can suck it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 04:25:26 PM »

Whereĺs the Simpsons ôha haö guy?

Seems like America is waking up. Hope itĺs not too late.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:35:07 PM »

According to reports I read, the Jury awarded $33M in punitive damages, in addition to thr $11M in compensatory, for a total of over $44M,  BUT, Ohio law limits the punitive in MOST circumstances so the judge is likely to lower that amount to a total of around $33M.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

The jury also decided that the Gibsons were to be awarded attorney's fees, paid by Oberlin. That's possibly another $10M.

So the final cost to Oberlin for slandering a local business as racist is, at minimum, $33M and could be as high as $55M.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 10:36:15 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 12:03:29 AM »

But, but ... students are like customers. They're always right.

Even when they're wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 03:00:14 AM »

Well, that's a sub-bit of amusement for me... Oberlin and its student goon squad will probably get what they wanted after all: the closure of that restaurant.

I mean, like, would you keep a little business like that going after you pocket a couple of $mil?

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 05:29:41 AM »

Good.

Too bad the college admins who did this won't have it come out of their pockets though.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 05:32:37 AM »

Good.

Too bad the college admins who did this won't have it come out of their pockets though.

The bad part appears to be that Oberlin administrators remains steadfast in their defense of the faculty and staff that actually pushed the students into protest mode, so they have learned nothing and may do this again, but at least one of their victims will be justly compensated.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 07:25:26 AM »

Good.

Too bad the college admins who did this won't have it come out of their pockets though.
But assuming the penalty actually gets paid, if they continue to do things that puts Oberlin in liability, that college will eventually fire them or run out of money.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 07:33:01 AM »

Looks like they've been sanitizing their FB page. Shows 400 comments on their latest post but only one is currently viewable.

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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 10:10:20 AM »

Looks like they've been sanitizing their FB page. Shows 400 comments on their latest post but only one is currently viewable.


"They" being ...? Oberlin College? Gibson's Bakery? The Harlem Globetrotters?
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 02:36:50 PM »

The bad part appears to be that Oberlin administrators remains steadfast in their defense of the faculty and staff that actually pushed the students into protest mode, so they have learned nothing and may do this again, but at least one of their victims will be justly compensated.

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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 03:03:20 PM »

"They" being ...? Oberlin College? Gibson's Bakery? The Harlem Globetrotters?

Oberlin.

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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2019, 07:20:27 PM »

I live in the adjacent township,  and know the Gibsons well.(my waistline can witness to the awesomeness that is their donuts and fresh croissants.)  This is a huge win regardless of how the appeals play out.  I hope they get enough to retire,  the College ceasing business has hurt them bad.  Its almost pointless for them to go forward with the college actively hostile to them.
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 04:06:29 AM »

Hopefully the school has to shut down and sell its campus.

Preferably to a Christian organization that will turn it into a Bible College.
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 07:47:35 AM »

Hopefully the school has to shut down and sell its campus.

Preferably to a Christian organization that will turn it into a Bible College.

Doubt it, its private, big foundation/endowment and a lot of famous people graduated/went there. I see the irony in it becoming a bible college, funny that Oberlin was formed by 2 Presbyterian professors.
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 07:53:23 AM »

How many times has a big liberal organization ever backed down and admitted they were wrong?
Doubling down didn't work so lets triple down!


Before anyone says anything, yes I know that often applies to the right as well.
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 08:39:05 AM »

Doubt it, its private, big foundation/endowment and a lot of famous people graduated/went there. I see the irony in it becoming a bible college, funny that Oberlin was formed by 2 Presbyterian professors.

The majority of our oldest educational institutions and hospitals were formed by Christians.
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 08:47:36 AM »

Hopefully the school has to shut down and sell its campus.

Preferably to a Christian organization that will turn it into a Bible College.

Ironically, since that's how it started.
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