[ Wednesday, July 08, 2009 ]
Ohio Suit: Non-Party Records Protected:
(subscription required): "Discovery of the confidential medical records of nonparties in private litigation is not permitted by Ohio law, the state supreme court declared July 1 (Roe v. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, Ohio, No. 2007-1832, 7/1/09)." The trial court's ability to balance the interest of the litigants to discovery versus the interests of the patients in the privacy of their records was effectively limited to litigants defending a claim of unauthorized disclosure. Based on the dissent, I'm not sure this issue is fully settled.
Jeff [9:27 AM]
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