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.  ...

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