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State v. Hartman (Slip Opinion) 2019-0184Criminal law—Other-acts evidence—Evid.R. 404(B)—Other-acts evidence must prove something other than a defendant’s disposition or propensity to commit certain acts and must be probative of a proper particular purpose for which it is offered—Other-acts evidence must be excluded under Evid.R. 403(A) when its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury—A trial court’s limiting instruction to a jury regarding its consideration of other-acts evidence should be narrowly tailored to state the specific purpose for which the evidence is being offered.DeWine, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4440 9/22/2020 9/22/2020 2020-Ohio-4440
State v. Smith (Slip Opinion) 2018-1831Criminal law—Other-acts evidence—Evid.R. 404(B)—The protection against double jeopardy provided by Article I, Section 10 of the Ohio Constitution does not categorically bar the use of other-acts evidence relating to past criminal charges for which a criminal defendant was acquitted—Other-acts evidence must be probative of a proper particular purpose for which it is offered and must not be premised on asking jurors to draw improper character inferences—Other-acts evidence must be excluded under Evid.R. 403(A) when its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury.DeWine, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4441 9/22/2020 9/22/2020 2020-Ohio-4441
09/22/2020 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Miscellaneous dismissals—Mediation matters.   9/22/2020 9/22/2020 2020-Ohio-4531
09/21/2020 Case Announcements  Official versions released—Disciplinary cases.   9/21/2020 9/21/2020 2020-Ohio-4499
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins 2020-1039On certification of default.   9/21/2020 9/21/2020 2020-Ohio-4500
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck 2020-1041On certification of default.   9/21/2020 9/21/2020 2020-Ohio-4501
09/18/2020 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings—Mediation matters.   9/18/2020 9/18/2020 2020-Ohio-4481
09/18/2020 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/18/2020 9/18/2020 2020-Ohio-4483
State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer (Slip Opinion) 2019-1659Mandamus—Public Records Act—R.C. 149.43—A public office acts within its discretion when it declines a public-records request based on a good-faith belief that the party requesting the records is unable to pay for copying costs—Writ denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4428 9/17/2020 9/17/2020 2020-Ohio-4428
In re Complaint of Direct Energy Business, L.L.C. v. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. (Slip Opinion) 2019-1058Public utilities—Jurisdiction—General Assembly has confined Public Utilities Commission’s jurisdiction to the supervision of public utilities—Public Utilities Commission lacked jurisdiction under Ohio law to decide complaint against company because company did not act as a public utility when it merely provided meter-data-management service—Order reversed.O'Connor, C.J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4429 9/17/2020 9/17/2020 2020-Ohio-4429
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