Kelly v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Ashtabula County
188 N.E.2d 445 (Ohio Com. Pleas 1963)
Kelly (plaintiff) sued her car insurance company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (Nationwide) (defendant), to recover for damages to her truck. Nationwide claimed that Kelly’s policy was not in effect at the time the damage was incurred and attached a list of interrogatories to its answer. Interrogatory 2 asked if Kelly was the sole proprietor of the trucking business by which the truck in question was owned; Kelly’s answer was vague. Interrogatory 6 asked Kelly where the truck was when the damage occurred; Kelly answered that she did not know because someone else was driving the truck at the time. Interrogatories 10, 12, and 15-33 all related to matters that arose after the damage to the truck occurred; Kelly stated that she did not know the answer to these questions. In the end, Kelly answered all of the interrogatories, but Nationwide filed a motion to compel more complete answers.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pontius, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 170,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.