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  • Oberlin College Finally To Return Drawing Stolen By Nazis To Heirs Of Jewish Holocaust Victim, After 17-Year Refusal

    10/06/2023 11:33:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | by William A. Jacobson
    The Grünbaum heirs tried in vain for 17 years to get Oberlin College to return the drawing, including multiple demands and a civil lawsuit. But it was a recent criminal seizure warrant out of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and attendant bad publicity that appears to have swayed Oberlin College finally to give up the stolen property. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is an update to our October 1, 2023, exclusive report, Oberlin College’s 17-Year Refusal To Return Artwork Stolen By The Nazis From A Jewish Holocaust Victim. See that post for full details on a drawing, Girl With Black Hair, by Austrian...
  • Exclusive: Oberlin College’s 17-Year Refusal To Return Artwork Stolen By The Nazis From A Jewish Holocaust Victim

    10/02/2023 5:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection Foundation, ^ | October 1, 2023 | William A. Jacobson
    The Manhattan D.A. recently issued a criminal seizure warrant for ‘Girl With Black Hair’ in the possession of Oberlin College’s Allen Museum. Court records in a civil case reveal that the college has been fighting at least since 2006 against return of the drawing. This is in contrast to the college’s repatriation of an item of Native American craft returned to the Nez Perce tribe in 2002. Are items stolen from Jews during the Holocaust less worthy of return than items obtained from Native American tribes? ... Oberlin College was in the news recently after a drawing, Girl With Black...
  • Still reeling from $36M defamation judgment, Oberlin risks new suit from censored coach

    09/14/2023 7:40:56 AM PDT · by CFW · 24 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/13/23 | Greg Piper
    A year after Oberlin College finally agreed to pay more than $36 million to family-owned Gibson's Bakery under a defamation judgment — dragging out appeals until both father and son had died — the Ohio liberal arts school is facing new allegations of character assassination. Administrators have tried to silence head women's lacrosse coach Kim Russell about gender ideology's threat to women's sports since she questioned transgender swimmer Lia Thomas's victory in the NCAA women's 500-yard freestyle last year, she claims. Russell, who says she has coached "multiple" transgender athletes, reposted an Instagram post declaring swimmer Emma Weyant "the real...
  • Oberlin College Sues Insurance Companies for Refusing to Reimburse $40 Million Settlement Paid to Bakery for False Racism Accusations

    08/08/2023 5:20:21 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 7, 2023 | Brittany Bernstein
    Oberlin College is embarking on another legal battle now that it has finally paid out $36.59 million in damages to a local bakery for falsely accusing the business owners of racism. This time, the college is suing four of its insurance providers after they failed to reimburse the school for the multimillion-dollar judgment in the Gibson Bakery’s case. After a years long legal battle, Oberlin agreed to pay the massive sum to the bakery in September 2022. Gibson’s Bakery sued the college in 2017, accusing the school and one of its administrators of hurting its business and libeling it over...
  • For Falsely Accusing Bakery Of Racism, Oberlin College Finally Coughs Up $36M Settlement But No Apology

    12/20/2022 9:10:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/20/2022 | Cheryl Magness
    Some version of justice has finally been served for Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, but it’s clear where the power lies in this country.After six years, justice — or some version of it — has finally been served for Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. After having its name dragged through the mud for alleged racism because it tried to hold an admitted shoplifter accountable for his crime, the almost 140-year-old family business last week received a $36.6 million settlement from a defamation suit it filed against Oberlin College in 2017. The case was appealed all the way to the Ohio...
  • Finally, The Gibson’s Bakery Family Has Been Paid By Oberlin College

    12/15/2022 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 11, 2022 | William A. Jacobson
    The last we checked in on Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College, the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear Oberlin College’s appeal, ending the college’s fight to overturn the massive jury verdict. The $25 million verdict plus interest and attorney’s fees resulted in an almost $32 million judgment, with interest running at about $4000 per day since June 2019. In all, over $36 million was owed, secured by an appeal bond. While Oberlin College announced, after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, that it had agreed to pay the judgment, in fact it did so out of legal compulsion, not good faith....
  • Exclusive: Congress probes Oberlin College prof. with links to Iranian regime

    10/04/2022 11:19:47 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 September 2022 | Benjamin Weinthal
    "Just this month Oberlin had to pay $36 million for defaming a local bakery with false accusations of racism. Oberlin has a track record of politically motivated dishonesty and can’t be trusted to give an honest assessment of Mahallati’s past. Our concerns have nothing to do with academic freedom or unorthodox views—they’re about Mahallati’s past and his apparent leading role in covering up the Iranian regime’s atrocities. I’d like to thank Ranking Member Foxx for her commitment to investigating higher education’s ties to hostile foreign regimes when Republicans retake the majority, "Republican Study Committee Chairman Banks told Fox News Digital....
  • Oberlin College could have found better uses for $36M than paying defamation damages to Gibson’s Bakery

    09/25/2022 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 51 replies
    Cleveland dot com ^ | 22 September 2022 | S. Frederick Starr
    Regarding the $36 million Oberlin College has been required to pay Gibson’s Bakery: Leaving aside fees paid by the college to Washington lawyers and the cost of insurance, the $36 million might have been spent as follows: (1) By giving each of the 295 underpaid members of the full-time faculty an outright grant of $122,033. (2) By reducing this year’s tuition bill to all 2,658 students by $957. (3) Or the money could have been left in the endowment, to generate $2 million a year. Note also that the $36 million cost of Oberlin College’s campaign against Gibson’s Bakery equals...
  • Woke Oberlin College *Finally* Pays Out Full $36 Million Owed to Family Bakery It Slandered as Racist

    09/09/2022 10:58:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 9/9/2022 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Oberlin College is finally paying out the full $36.59 million in court-ordered defamation damages to a mom-and-pop bakery that it slandered as racist. The leftist school had previously fought desperately to avoid paying the judgment. The move by the school to finally pay what it owes the bakery comes after the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal, according to a report by WKYC. Oberlin College had been ordered to pay Gibson’s Bakery $33 million for defamation damages in 2019 after Meredith Raimondo — now an ex-dean — orchestrated a woke mob into slandering the family as racists for...
  • Oberlin FINALLY pays up - $36.5 million settlement to Family-run bakery - after woke college defamed the small business with false racism claims

    09/08/2022 8:28:58 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/08/2022 | MELISSA KOENIG
    The owners of an Ohio bakery celebrated on Thursday their $36.5 million victory over the liberal arts institution Oberlin College in a defamation case, declaring that 'David has overcome Goliath'. The college had been ordered to pay after jurors ruled that it had defamed Gibson's Bakery by describing the institution as racist, after the store owner chased down three black students who stole from the business in November 2016. Finally, in a statement on Thursday, the college announced it 'has initiated payment in full of the $36.59 million judgment in the Gibson's Bakery case and is awaiting payment information from...
  • Gibson’s Bakery Wins! Ohio Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Oberlin College Appeal

    08/30/2022 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 30th 2022 | William A. Jacobson
    Hopefully the long, hard road Gibson’s Bakery has traveled in its fight with Oberlin College has come to an end. The Ohio Supreme Court just refused to accept jurisdiction over Oberlin College’s appeal (the Court also refused to hear the Gibsons’ appeal seeking to reinstate the full punitive damages award). It was a 4-3 decision, and it means the Gibsons now can collect approximately $36 million. We received quotes from the Gibsons and the trial team: “Oberlin tried to frame this case with claims and issues that weren’t on trial. This has never been a case about a student’s first...
  • Gibson’s Bakery Wins! Ohio Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Oberlin College Appeal

    08/30/2022 7:18:07 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/30/2022 | William Jacobsen
    Hopefully the long, hard road Gibson’s Bakery has traveled in its fight with Oberlin College has come to an end. The Ohio Supreme Court just refused to accept jurisdiction over Oberlin College’s appeal (the Court also refused to hear the Gibsons’ appeal seeking to reinstate the full punitive damages award). It was a 4-3 decision, and it means the Gibsons now can collect approximately $36 million.
  • Oberlin College’s 'Professor of Peace' endorsed fatwa to murder Salman Rushdie

    08/27/2022 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/22 | Benjamin Weinthal
    An Islamic studies academic dubbed the "Professor of Peace" at Oberlin College in Ohio endorsed the campaign to assassinate U.S. and British writer Salman Rushdie because the famous novelist depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad irreverently. A 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Rushdie on Friday in the neck and liver during the author’s speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot talk. According to law enforcement officials, Matar’s social media footprint showed that he was a fan of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. Matar was also sympathetic to radical Shia...
  • Oberlin racks up millions in interest after failing to fork over cash owed to bakery smeared as racist

    07/14/2022 1:31:01 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/13/22 | Todd Jaquith
    Ohio’s Oberlin college is now on the hook for more than $4 million in interest fees, after it failed to pay out the more than $30 million owed for libel damages to a local bakery. Oberlin’s problems started in 2016, when a former dean at the school promoted claims that the family-run bakery was “racist” after an altercation between an employee and three black students from the college. For some inexplicable reason, leftists absolutely hate local bakeries, and go out of their way to destroy them. In this case, Gibson’s Bakery took the matter to court, and was awarded a...
  • Woke Oberlin College Faces $4M in Interest After Refusing to Pay Damages to Bakery It Slandered

    07/12/2022 5:54:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    bretibart ^ | 11 Jul 2022 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Oberlin College is facing $4 million in interest charges after refusing to pay $33 million in court-ordered defamation damages to a mom-and-pop bakery that it slandered as racist. Gibson’s Bakery is reportedly struggling to survive after Oberlin College students and dean of students Meredith Raimondo falsely accused the business of racism. Moreover, students are continuing to boycott the 137 year-old bakery, despite the allegations being proven false. To make matters worse, the woke Ohio college is not paying its court-ordered damage to Gibson’s Bakery. Now, Oberlin College faces paying $4 million in interest on top of what the school already...
  • Gibsons again demand payment of $36 million judgment

    07/01/2022 4:24:35 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 50 replies
    The Chronicle-Telegram ^ | 25 June 2022 | Chronical Telegram
    Attorneys for Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family have once again filed documents with the Ohio Supreme Court opposing Oberlin College's request to halt payment of the more than $36 million the college owes the family and their business after losing a lawsuit. The matter remains on appeal before the state's highest court. It isn't known when the Ohio Supreme Court might hear arguments in the case. "The Gibsons have correctly completed every step necessary to properly execute" a jury's award and Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi's 2019 judgment, the family's attorneys wrote in a motion filed with...
  • Gibsons to court: Make Oberlin College pay $36 million judgment

    06/02/2022 7:46:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 30 replies
    The Chronicle-Telegram ^ | 28 May 2022 | Dave O'Brien
    Attorneys for Gibson's Bakery in Oberlin have asked a Lorain County judge to order their clients be paid a $36 million-plus judgment they're owed by Oberlin College after the college failed to file an appropriate motion with a state appeals court. Oberlin College didn't ask for a stay of a 9th District Court of Appeals ruling in March that rejected its appeal, attorneys for the Gibsons argued in a court document filed Friday. As a result, the college should pay what a jury and court determined was owed the family bakery and its owners from a 2019 civil trial —...
  • Oberlin College Appeals To Ohio Supreme Court In Gibson’s Bakery Case

    05/16/2022 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 15th 2022 | William A. Jacobson
    The Ohio Supreme Court has discretion whether to take the case. Of all the documents I’ve seen in this case, Oberlin College’s Memorandum In Support of Jurisdiction may be the most tendentious, bordering on mendacious. On May 13, 2022, Oberlin College and Meredith Raimondo filed an appeal in the Ohio Supreme Court, after losing their appeal from the massive trial verdicts. Whether the Ohio Supreme Court decides to hear the case is discretionary under the factors listed above. Historically the court has agreed to hear only about 10% of the Jurisdictional Appeals filed. Since Oberlin College does not have a...
  • Family bakery at center of Oberlin College race row faces ruin as it continues to be boycotted by woke students for calling police on three black student shoplifters

    04/12/2022 7:30:13 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 April 2022 | Natasha Anderson
    The Gibsons suffered horrific stress as a result of Oberlin's lies and involvement in protests as well as boycotts, which culminated in the college and its former dean of students Meredith Raimondo being ordered to pay out $44 million for defamation in 2019. That was later reduced to $33 million, but Oberlin has arrogantly declared that it still won't pay out after losing a state court appear earlier this month. It has also refused to apologize, despite multiple college staff and numerous resources being deployed for the protests and boycotts. Meanwhile, Raimondo has landed on her feet with a cozy...
  • Oberlin College REFUSES to pay $33m in damages to family-run bakery that called cops on three black students for shoplifting, only for bully dean to falsely accuse them of racial profiling and set woke mob on them

    04/11/2022 5:13:03 PM PDT · by algore · 103 replies
    Oberlin College was ordered by Ohio's state appeals court to pay Gibson's Bakery the sum on April 1, but continues to contest the payout, and says it is considering its options. The bakery was wrongly accused of racism after calling the police on three Oberlin black students for shoplifting a bottle of wine. One of its workers - Allyn Gibson - was even attacked by the three shoplifters after refusing to hand over a fake ID, and demanding they hand over the stolen wine. That trio were later convicted - but not before Oberlin went along with its students' union's...