Oberlin College begins payment of $36.59 million to Gibson’s Bakery after Ohio Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal

Nearly six years after a shoplifting incident exploded into controversy, Oberlin College has announced that it has begun the payment of $36.59 million to Gibson’s Bakery.

The decision to pay comes just over a week after the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear Oberlin’s appeal of the $25 million judgment awarded to Gibson’s, who had accused the college of ruining their business by branding them as racists.

“We are disappointed by the Court’s decision. However, this does not diminish our respect for the law and the integrity of our legal system,” Oberlin College stated in a news release on Thursday.

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Micah Ward
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Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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