[CHRONICLET] Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi has ordered Oberlin College to post a $36 million appeal bond before he stays execution of the multimillion-dollar judgment recently won against the college by Gibson’s Bakery and the Gibson family.
Attorneys for the Gibsons had requested the college post a bond worth $36,367,711.56, representing the total amount of judgments against the college, plus interest, awarded by a jury and Miraldi following a six-week trial that lasted from late May into early June.
Such bonds are known as supersedeas or appeal bonds and allow defendants in a suit to delay paying the judgment ordered against them until they have exhausted all their appeals. Oberlin College attorneys said in court they intend to appeal but have declined further comment on the matter outside court.
Attorneys for Oberlin College had asked the judge to not immediately order their client to pay the $25 million in compensatory and punitive damages awarded at the conclusion of the case, saying they anticipated filing additional post-trial motions. They also asked him not to enforce a bond, a request attorneys for the Gibsons had opposed.
Miraldi ruled Thursday that Ohio law gives him "great discretion in determining what conditions, if any, are proper to grant a stay of execution of the judgment and to afford security to the Plaintiffs."
There are conditions to Miraldi’s order: He ordered Oberlin College to post the bond by Wednesday, July 31, in order to stay judgment until Aug. 19. Failure to post the bond, he wrote in his decision, will result in the stay of judgment being lifted.
Miraldi also gave Oberlin College until Aug. 19 to file post-trial motions if they wish to extend the stay of judgment further, to Sept. 9.
Attorneys for the Gibsons will have 14 days from Aug. 19 to respond to Oberlin College’s motions. Miraldi wrote that he would rule on Oberlin College’s motions by Sept. 9.
From the plaintiffs' i.e. the Gibsons' attorneys, here's an extremely detailed and precise recitation of the evidence presented at trial - evidence of Oberlin College senior leaders' and administrators' actual malice toward and tortious interference of the Gibsons and their business. It's devastating:
Ambar's blatant lies and through-the-looking-glass denials of reality are so disgusting that they deserve to be demolished with specific evidence presented at trial.
That voluminous body of evidence in the form of many emails and text messages that Oberlin College high-level staff sent each other - and even to the president of Oberlin at that time, Marvin Krislov - shows beyond a doubt that not just Oberlin students but Oberlin's LEADERSHIP behaved with actual malice toward the Gibsons.
This malice took the form of an urgent desire, which these Oberlin leaders acted upon, to try to bully and punish the Gibsons for daring to resist Oberlin College employees' and students' false charges of racism.
Everyone should read the detailed, precise and superbly well-organized recitation of the facts by the Gibsons' attorneys' here's the link: https://www.lawlion.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FAQs-re-Gibsons-Bakery-v.-Oberlin-College.pdf.
Oberlin College President's Big Lie #1. "There was one administrator there who was representing the institution ... the dean of students ... was there to ensure that the protest was lawful and was safe, and was saying to students 'you can't stand there, you can't stand there.'"
Oberlin College President's Big Lie #2. "There's no doubt that the college felt bad about what was happening and tried to resolve it."
FACT: Evidence presented at trial shows clearly that Oberlin staff were anything but neutral. There were dozens of examples of actual malicious intent and active behavior to stir up the students against the Gibsons.
From Lee Plakas et al.'s "FAQ", find specific evidence to specific questions in the following pages of the FAQ:
1. Did Oberlin College and Dean Raimondo act with actual malice? .............3
2. What led the jury to conclude that Oberlin College and Dean Raimondo acted with
actual malice? ....................... 4
3. Did Oberlin College interfere with a 100-year business relationship without
justification and support, by its words or actions, a boycott against Gibson’s Bakery? ........................ 8
4. Did the Oberlin College administration fail to act as the adult in the room and instead succumb to the threat of students throwing nursery-school like temper tantrums in the school dining halls? ...........................11
5. Did Oberlin College insist that its students were above the law and entitled to special treatment? ......................................... 13
6. Did the College recklessly disregard the truth that the Gibsons do not have a history
of racial profiling or racial discrimination? .......................................17
7. Did Oberlin College take any action or make any efforts to correct the false narrative
calling the Gibsons racists?...............................................................................................22
...depends upon how big of a base they've indoctrinated over the last couple decades. Got to remember a lot of diversity offices and officers popped up in that time frame. This is a big 'victim'* card to play to that audience.
* as in the plea for leniency because one is an orphan, after murdering their parents.
...Something to keep in mind - Oberlin swears that they only have about $60M USD available, and that a $36M USD bond (and add 5-7M USD to that for fees and costs, so you're possibly as high as $43M USD by the time it's done) would break them.
It appears that their insurers are digging in their heels about paying for anything (they don't have to pay at all on defamation judgements) and though they may have nearly a billion dollar endowment; there tend to be very, very strict limits on how that money can be used.
So IF they're telling the truth, they're toast - and if they're lying, it'll become real clear real fast.
Either way, I'm happy. I grew up a few miles north in Lorain, and believe me when I tell you that the only thing greater than the hate the college has for the townies is the hate the townies have for the college. This is a Berserkley - I mean, Berkeley-level academic asylum in the middle of the very definition of rural America.
And the townies have been waiting for this for a long, loooooooooooooong time. Whatever benefits they've gotten from the college have long since been passed by the cost of having to deal with them. And this isn't an East/West coast liberal judge laying down the bond requirement - if it were, the verdict probably would have been disallowed in the first place - this is a Democrat from an area where most Democrats would be considered Republicans in most other places.
Oberlin got too smart for its own good and forgot where it was - living in a bubble will do that for you. The best case scenario for them right now is a massive financial hit combined with a substantial drop in enrollment, the worst case is a bankruptcy. Either way, Oberlin College is about to perform the greatest service in its history:
Being a bad example.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
07/27/2019 11:59 Comments ||
USN,Ret.: it would be interesting to dive into the mailbag and read letters from alumni
See pp. 48-55 from the plaintiffs' attorneys' "FAQ" doc linked in my comment above.
It shows four letters to Oberlin's president which where introduced as evidence at trial. These include two letters from alumni and two from Oberlin residents expressing their disgust and anger at the College's actions in trying to bully and extort from the Gibsons.
These emails are contained within internal Oberlin administrators' email threads and are preceded by the nasty, malicious and vulgar interval back-and-forth of Oberlin's leadership in which hurl F-bombs at the Gibsons for their "arrogance" in daring to defy false charges of racism.
The Oberlin leaders also discuss plans to use threats of cutting off the Gibsons from Oberlin's purchasing spend in order to coerce the Gibsons into not prosecuting the many Oberlin student shoplifters who repeatedly try to rip them off and also dropping the defamation lawsuit.
The multi-million $$$ judgment rendered by the court against Oberlin was for not only defamation but also tortious interference in the Gibsons' business.
[The Lid] Funny things always happen to Bill and Hillary Clinton, friends have this nasty habit of turning up dead. We all gotta go sometimes, but the Clinton's buddies seem to go under weird circumstances (and many by suicide). My friend Tami Jackson has compiled a list and description of 47 Clinton friends whose deaths seemed a bit odd. We will share them over the next few days. Below are the first ten.
And now a non-friend with Clinton connections dies mysteriously - FBI financial crimes investigator Cincinelli, who had been looking into the Clinton Foundation, suddenly decides to shoot himself in the middle of an Austin club dance floor (though I am not sure where that is anatomically....)
[Washington Examiner] Sen. Bernie Sanders said if the U.S. wants help bring peace to the Middle East, it cannot prioritize the wants and needs of Israel over all else.
The 2020 presidential candidate, who is Jewish, said the tensions between Israel and Palestinians have become worse under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"I lived in Israel … I have family in Israel. I am Jewish. I am not anti-Israel. I believe that the people of Israel have absolutely the right to live in peace, independence, and security. End of discussion, that is what I fervently believe. But I think what has happened is in recent years under Netanyahu, you have an extreme right-wing government with many racist tendencies," Sanders told the "Pod Save America" podcast.
He also took shots at the Trump administration's overtures to Israel, which includes moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, potentially putting at risk peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
"Our policy cannot just be pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel. It has got to be pro-region, working with all of the people, all of the countries in that area," he said, adding that Palestinians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Sadly, we so seldom see wife Jane these days.
Sanders also said he would "absolutely" consider using the billions of dollars in military aid it sends to Israel each year as leverage to force the Israeli government to act differently.
(Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Friday unveiled a plan to invest $60 billion in historically black colleges and universities if elected, the latest effort by the U.S. senator from California to reach out to black voters.
She also released a plan to spend $12 billion on entrepreneurship programs aimed at the black community, her campaign said.
Harris is one of two dozen contenders in a field led by former Vice President Joe Biden seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, Harris has consistently polled behind Biden among black voters.
At last month's Democratic nominating contest debate, Harris took on Biden, who is white, over issues of race, and was rewarded with a bump in the polls.
[Free Beacon] A Washington Free Beacon report on homophobic and racist comments made by a top Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee official set off a battle between the campaign committee's chairman and minority members of Congress, according to Politico.
Neither the DCCC nor its chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.) responded to Free Beacon inquiries for its June 24 report on Tayhlor Coleman, who had just been promoted to lead a multi-million dollar minority outreach program, but behind the scenes Bustos scrambled to put out fires with "shocked" and "inflamed" members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Bustos shocked a room of members when she announced Coleman's promotion to the minority outreach position just a day after the Free Beacon report was published, according to Politico.
"Some lawmakers‐well aware of the spate of controversial tweets‐turned to look at each other in shock, according to multiple sources present," Politico wrote.
One Democrat, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), says he texted Bustos to ask whether Coleman's tweets‐including one where she indicates being around Mexicans makes her feel unsafe‐were fake. He, and other concerned members including House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.), were assured by Bustos that Coleman was being reassigned, according to the Politico report.
Not a viable, credible, stable candidate.....next?
[NY Post] A Minnesota congressional candidate hoping to unseat Ilhan Omar with promises of being tough on crime faces felony shoplifting charges, according to a report.
Danielle Stella, 31, was arrested twice this year in the thefts of 279 items worth more than $2,300 from a Target and $40 worth of goods from a grocery store, The Guardian reported.
"I am not guilty of these crimes. In this country I am innocent until proven guilty and that is the law," the special-education teacher told the news outlet.
"If I was guilty of crimes, I would never run for public office, putting myself in the public eye under a microscope to be attacked by all political sides," added Stella, who this week described Minneapolis as "the crime capital of our country."
Stella told police that she "remembers arriving at Target to purchase items but nothing else" due to post-traumatic stress disorder, and that she "normally she goes to Target with someone because of anxiety around people," according to a criminal complaint cited by The Guardian.
An arrest warrant was put out for Stella for alleged contempt of court on April 4 after she failed to show up for a court hearing in the Jan. 8 Target case, the paper reported, citing police and court records.
On April 28, she was arrested in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota, for allegedly stealing a bottle of tick spray for cats, according to the report.
If she works on the not getting caught thing or co-opts the press, she has the makings of a successful political career.
Posted by: Andy Unaviling8891 ||
07/27/2019 3:05 Comments ||
So she violated the social rituals by directly looting the population rather than using the process of Congress to raise taxes on the same population. Just another RINO (do I need to put a /sarc on that?). Remember, first get elected, then do the looting.
[FOXNEWS] An aide has been fired after President Trump took the stage at a Turning Point USA event earlier this week in front of a doctored presidential seal that featured pro-Russian imagery and said "45 is a puppet."
White House front man Judd Deere told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named officials "never saw the seal" before it was projected on a screen behind Trump as he was introduced Tuesday at Turning Point USA's teen summit. The altered seal appeared on the projector screen for at least 80 seconds behind Trump before it was taken down, the Washington Times reported.
Turning Point USA, a conservative group that has been aligned with Trump, announced Thursday that the aide responsible for the supposedly accidental mix-up has since been fired.
The doctored image featured a two-headed eagle, a direct nod to the Russia Federation’s coat of arms. The bird’s left claw held golf clubs instead of the original’s 13 arrows, which symbolize the 13 colonies. The right claw grasped cash, instead of the original’s olive branch.
The altered presidential seal read "45 es un titere," which translated from Spanish means "45 is a puppet." The authentic seal sports the Latin phrase "e pluribus unum," the U.S. motto meaning "out of many, one."
Turning Point USA claimed that, in haste, a member of the video team searched for a high-resolution file of the presidential seal and did not realize that the image was doctored before placing it on the screen behind Trump.
"We’re sorry for the mix-up and meant no disrespect to the White House or the President or the advance team," the nonprofit told CNN. Turning Point USA insisted they had "zero malicious intent" in the switch.
The cool kids are angry, dejected:
"Usurper! Uncool! Unelected!"
[LOOK OUT BELOW... DONALD...
GEORGE... ABRAHAM... RONALD]
"Though satire is, sadly, protected,
The office must still be respected!"
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... and her husband Ahmed Hirsi ‐ the father of her three children ‐ have split, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively
Omar left her husband and has moved into a penthouse apartment in one of Minneapolis's trendiest neighborhoods
'Wow,' said Hirsi, when approached about the split by DailyMail.com. 'I can't comment on that. I'm sorry, I just can't say anything'
Omar did not return calls requesting comment from DailyMail.com by deadline
The news comes as critics are demanding Omar answer questions about whether she married her own brother in a successful bid to get him into the US
'Obviously we are proud that a Somali-American has been elected ‐ but we just think it is the wrong Somali-American,' a community leader told DailyMail.com
Omar first married Hirsi in an Islamic ceremony in 2002 when she was 19, but six years later they 'reached an impasse in our life together,' and divorced
In 2009, Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British citizen, who has been identified as her brother - but this has not been proven
Omar had a third child with Hirsi in 2012, even though she was still legally married to Elmi - who she divorced in 2017 and married Hirsi in 2018
Seems every aspect of her finances (and probably everything else about her) is ripe for investigation. Of course, all 435 congress creatures have personal interests in keeping their "arrangements" out of the public's gaze.
Just as with Bath House Barry, we see the puppet, but the puppet masters are completely hidden from view...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/27/2019 8:56 Comments ||
Ref #5: Just as with Bath House Barry, we see the puppet, but the puppet masters are completely hidden from view...
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.