Cincinnati Sees Case Tossed After Evidence Was Scrapped

By Angela Childers (October 26, 2021, 9:26 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge held that case dismissal was an appropriate sanction against Cincinnati Insurance Co., after its policyholder scrapped a machine that it claimed a Caterpillar unit broke when it caused a power surge.

Cincinnati Insurance Co.'s lawsuit alleging Progress Rail Services Corp. caused a power outage that broke machines it insured was dismissed over destroyed evidence. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow on Monday dismissed with prejudice Cincinnati's suit, which alleged that Progress Rail Services Corp. caused a power outage that broke machines it insured at Midstate Manufacturing Co. and was responsible for the damage.  ...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Companies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!