Gibsons file notice of appeal in case against Oberlin College
[CHRONICLET] Less than two weeks after their counterparts announced plans to appeal the verdict, attorneys for Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family have filed their own notice of appeal in their multi-million dollar lawsuit against Oberlin College.

Both sides are now seeking to overturn rulings made during and after the six-week trial that capture national attention as it played out in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. The jury's original $44 million award to the Gibsons was the largest in a libel suit in Ohio history, though it was later reduced by Judge John Miraldi due to statutory limitations in Ohio law.

It is expected that the statutory damage caps will be a main focus of the appeal argument by Gibsons' attorneys. The appeals will be heard by the Ninth District Court of Appeals in Akron.

Gibsons and their attorneys are asking be reviewed include statutory caps on compensatory and punitive monetary damages under Ohio law as well as several rulings by Miraldi.

Posted by: Fred 2019-10-23