Ohio college says $44M award to business not 'final outcome'

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 milli

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 milli

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio college ordered to pay $44 million in damages to market owners claiming student protests ruined their business says the legal fight isn't over.

A jury on Thursday awarded the owners of Gibson's Bakery $33 million in punitive damages in its lawsuit against Oberlin College. The same jury awarded David Gibson and son Allyn $11 million in compensatory damages last week.

Their lawsuit argued Oberlin officials encouraged and participated in student protests after the arrests of three black students for assaulting Allyn Gibson following a theft. Family members were accused of racism.

The school said Friday it's disappointed with the jury's decisions and hopes to build a stronger relationship with the community. It said the jury awards were one step in a potentially "lengthy and complex legal process."