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June 13, 2019

Bake Me a $33 Million Cake, Bigots: Oberlin Socked With Over-the-Maximum Punitive Damages Penalty of $33 Million, Bringing Total Judgment to $44 Million +

Learn to code, bitches.

Now, the jury seems to have exceeded the guidelines for punitive damages here, which are capped (capped as a guideline, not as an absolute cap) at double the actual damages.

They awarded $33 million in punitive damages. Professor Jacobsen says that $33 million will probably be reduced to $22 million by the judge.

But who knows, maybe it won't be.

The jury also awarded legal costs to the Gibsons, which I imagine probably add up to another $150,000 or more. Or maybe a quarter of a million.

Justice is costly in America.

In his closing argument, the Gibsons' lawyer argued that we cannot tolerate the campusization of American life and livelihood:

"Why is the country watching you. Because the country agrees that what happened to the Gibsons should not happen to anyone, but could happen to everyone."

"Colleges are watching us and you. Because they all know the way colleges are run will be affected, and by your decisions, they will be."

Oh, and check out the picture of Meredith Raimondo, looking like she audibly farted at a funeral.

Which, in a metaphorical sort of way, she did.


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