Another win…

For Gibson’s Bakery in their ongoing battle with Oberlin College!

HERE is the wiki on it, if you didn’t follow it back in the day.

Ohio‘s Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a $25 million judgment against Oberlin College in a lawsuit brought by owners of Gibson’s Bakery, who claimed they were libeled and wrongly accused of being racist by the school after a shoplifting incident.

Full article, HERE from the Washington Examiner.

Oberlin has been losing at every step, but they’ve drug this out for six years, and the two main plaintiffs have both passed away, but at least they saw the original verdict!

But Oberlin, by not paying, has accrued over $4 million in interest owed to the Gibsons, in addition to $6.5 million in the Gibson’s legal fees.

Also, Legal Insurrection has followed this case from the start, and you can search back to read the whole sordid story there.

You’d think at some point that Oberlin would stop digging and just pay up!!!


Another win… — 20 Comments

  1. Yes, you’d think Oberlin would stop digging.

    But I wonder, if by dragging it out, by keeping it fresh in the minds of their supporters, that Oberlin wasn’t using this as a fundraiser. Certainly Oberlin would have supporters. In this fractured society, there are the marxist dimwits who’d want to ‘stick it’ to the capitalists at Gibsons.

    To the Marxists, profit is not as important as is remaining true to the cause. For that loyalty, they will be rewarded.

  2. I live down the road from Oberlin, we get Gibson’s all the time.

    “racist donuts” has become a local meme. They’re made with hate and delicious!

    I’m going to be bummed when Oberlin finally cuts the check and the Gibson family decides they don’t feel like making donuts anymore.

    • It’s good to read good news. Thanks.
      It’s infuriating to see it come so long out.
      It doesn’t seem like 6 years.

    • I meant to tell Heath, I’ll bet they keep it up to be a thorn.
      Sure takes the economic pressure off of running a business and let’s you enjoy your avocation.

      • Hope you’re right man, Gibson’s have a legit bakery. If you’re VERY lucky, you catch them on croissant day when the things come out hot and fresh.. I’m told they have an lb of butter each, and you won’t get a better pastry.

  3. When Jim Comey held his July 2016 press briefing on Hillary Clinton’s emails, his conclusion was this: “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
    Opinion: Potomac Watch
    WSJ Opinion Potomac Watch
    The FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Affidavit

    In other words, Hillary Clinton could have been indicted but wasn’t. That ended the Clinton email saga as a legal matter—with a lecture but without a prosecution. As we wrote at the time, this was an outrageous usurpation by the FBI director, whose role was to investigate and turn the evidence over to a U.S. Attorney or the Attorney General to decide on prosecution.

    He was letting the Democratic Justice Department off the hook from having to make its own judgment. Attorney General Loretta Lynch let Mr. Comey’s judgment stand. After his press statement, Mrs. Clinton was free to continue her run for the White House, and the press declared the issue put to rest.

    We criticized that decision at the time, but for better or worse Mr. Comey and the Obama Justice Department had set the Clinton Standard for treating a prominent politician who mishandles classified documents. Lesser public officials might have been prosecuted, or at least sanctioned, and some were. But from then on any such prosecution for comparable alleged offenses has to be made in light of the Comey-Lynch-Clinton precedent.

    All of this bears on the current furor over Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents at his home in Mar-a-Lago. If Mrs. Clinton wasn’t prosecuted, is there a different standard for Mr. Trump?

    Mrs. Clinton was obliged to follow all the typical classification rules that apply to government officials. As Mr. Comey said in his 2016 press statement, Mrs. Clinton falsely claimed that she had turned over all work-related emails to State, but the FBI found “several thousand” work-related emails that weren’t turned over.

    He also said Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers hadn’t even read her emails when deciding what to turn in. They relied on “header information” and search terms, and then “cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.” Recall that she also deliberately used private personal servers on which she conducted government business.

    All of this sounds similar to the behavior the FBI says in its affidavit that it suspects of Mr. Trump, who may not have turned over all the documents the National Archives and FBI wanted. One complicating legal difference is that Mr. Trump operates under the Presidential Records Act (PRA), whose language assumes there will be some give and take between the Archives and a former President over documents.

    We don’t know everything about the documents Mr. Trump retained, how he handled them, what he told the FBI and other facts that are still hidden by the redactions in the affidavit. New details may emerge that differ in significant ways from Mrs. Clinton’s behavior.

    But that isn’t evident so far, and Mr. Trump’s lawyers will surely argue that under the PRA he has some right to hold documents, even many that are classified, for some period of time or some personal purpose.

    All of this has to weigh on Merrick Garland as the Attorney General considers whether to indict Mr. Trump for his handling of classified documents. We didn’t like the Clinton Standard but we didn’t establish it. A Democratic Justice Department did, and in a case with enormous political consequences.

    If Mr. Garland can’t make a compelling case that Mr. Trump’s transgressions are greater than Mrs. Clinton’s, with enough clear and convincing evidence to warrant a criminal charge, the better judgment is not to prosecute and put the country through the trauma of a political trial that half of America will suspect is a case of unequal justice.

    • And what does any of that have to do with the Democrats retaining power and sticking it to their hated enemies?

      There is no law, only Zuul.

  4. Thanks for carrying this story, Old NFO.

    I never liked the left field wonderland mislabeled as a college. Gibson’s did nothing wrong, and should have been paid off long ago. The three attackers should have been imprisoned for a year or so, then given 2000 hours of community service and two years of control. Step out of line and go back to jail.

    Oberlin may have been a great college at one time. Restaffing it and dissolving the student government could make it a solid place for an education, but as things stand now it’s only an overpriced indoctrination center.

  5. r/McC- Good points!

    Heath- Neat! 🙂

    Ed- Yep, the longer they drag it out, the more money it is going to cost them in the end…

    MJ- Concur.

  6. Hey Old NFO;

    Oberlin College is still ostrocising the bakery and encouraging the students not to attend and shun the bakery. I hope they stick them with more punitive damages. This is a drop in the bucket against their endowment.

  7. Oberlin won’t pay.
    Even when court officers (deputies/marshals) arrest and cart off college officials they will not pay.
    They are standing STRONG! against THE MACHINE!
    Yeah, I believe they’re that nucking futs.

    • Time for an arrest warrant to be nailed to the mast (in this case the front doors). Like a ship arrest, close and lock the doors, and begin inventory and auction to settle the case.

  8. Like government indiscretions, the person or persons that screwed up will not be the one paying the fine at Oberlin. It’ll come out of a fund rather than the guilty person’s hide.
    And that PISSES ME OFF.

  9. Bob- Yep!

    Stretch- They will…eventually…

    Will- I LIKE that idea!

    GB- Oh yeah, the guilty party is long gone to another Uni…

  10. If i get the time, I’ll mail you a box of Gibson’s finest.. I’ve got a UPS account for lab samples. shouldn’t be much trouble.

  11. Oberlin College would rather spend all that cash fighting a delaying action in the courts rather than pay up. And the real problem is our “legal system” (sic) is set up to allow that to happen. It’s probable that the bakery will close their doors through bankruptcy before ever seeing a dime of that award. The owners may even DIE before they see a penny.

    • Dan,
      IIRC, two of the family have died since the end of the case. Still some family left.

  12. With real inflation running higher than interest rates, the amount owed plus interest goes down over time in real terms.

    Expect raise and promotion for whoever is stalling.