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Case No.Topics and IssuesAuthorCitation
Wooster Floral & Gifts, L.L.C. v. Green Thumb Floral & Garden Ctr., Inc. (Slip Opinion) 2019-0322Civil law—Deceptive Trade Practices Act—Customer confusion must be measured based on a customer’s confusion about the source of the goods that are offered for sale—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.DeWine, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5614
12/15/2020 Case Announcements  Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review—Reconsideration of prior decisions.  
State v. Gideon (Slip Opinion) 2019-1104Medical license is a property right and threatened loss of the license is a form of coercion—R.C. 4731.22(B)—Coercion is not sufficient to warrant the suppression of statements made during a medical-board investigative interview unless defendant’s belief that he would lose his license if he failed to participate in the medical-board interview and answer questions truthfully is both subjectively believed and objectively reasonable—Court of appeals erred by finding that assignment of error relating to the sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim was moot under App.R. 12(A)(1)(c)—Court of appeals’ judgment reversed and cause remanded in part.Stewart, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5635
Menorah Park Ctr. for Senior Living v. Rolston (Slip Opinion) 2019-0939Torts—Medical providers—Disclosure of patients’ confidential health information—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and HIPAA Privacy Rule—HIPAA does not preclude a claim for breach of physician-patient confidentiality when the limited disclosure of medical information was part of a court filing for the purpose of obtaining past-due payment on an account for medical services—There is an exception to liability when a medical provider makes a reasonable effort to limit the disclosure of the patient’s medical information to the minimum amount necessary to file a successful complaint for the recovery of unpaid charges for medical services—Court of appeals’ judgment reversed and cause remanded to trial court.Kennedy, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-6658
12/15/2020 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions with opinions—Mediation matters.