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Ruzzi v. Butler Petroleum Company
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Ruzzi (Plaintiff) was servicing a sign at a gas station owned by Zinsser and supplied with fuel by Butler Petroleum Company, when used fuel tanks near the sign exploded. Plaintiff was permanently injured. Plaintiff sued Zinsser, Butler, and Shockey, the fuel tanks’ vendor (Defendants). At trial, Plaintiff called an expert, Jarrell, who testified as to Plaintiff’s loss of earning capacity. At the time of trial, Plaintiff was employed by AMG Sign Company at a less physically demanding job, but earning the same salary he made prior to his injury. A jury found Butler and Shockey liable and both appealed. The court of appeals affirmed and the Defendants appealed
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