December 12, 2017
Communications

Oberlin College and Dean Raimondo deny and reject all claims asserted in the lawsuit filed by Gibson Bros., Inc.

On November 7, 2017, attorneys for Gibson Bros., Inc., filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Meredith Raimondo in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Oberlin College and Dr. Raimondo are represented by the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP. Neither Oberlin College nor Dr. Raimondo will comment on this matter while the litigation is pending. The College has issued its only official statement on this matter. The publicly available pleadings filed on behalf of Oberlin College and Dr. Raimondo are available here for review.
 

Official Statement (Issued November 8, 2017)

Oberlin College and Dr. Raimondo deny and reject all claims asserted in the lawsuit filed by Gibson Bros., Inc. in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. The allegations are untrue and we will vigorously defend against them.

The College values its long relationship with the town of Oberlin and its businesses, including Gibson's Bakery. We are saddened that the Gibson family has chosen to pursue litigation. As this is now a legal matter, the College will suspend, effective immediately, its business relationships with Gibson's Bakery until such time as a mutually productive relationship may be re-established.

We will have no further public comment on this matter.
 

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