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Humble Oil & Refining Co. v. Martin
Citation:148 Tex. 175, 222 S.W.2d 995 (1945)
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Petitioners Humble Oil & Refining Company and Mrs. A.C. Love and husband complain of the judgments of the trial court in which the court held liable in damages for personal injuries following a verdict at the suit of respondent George F. Martin acting for himself and his two minor daughters. The injuries were inflicted on the three Martins by an unoccupied automobile belonging to the petitioners Love, which, just prior to the accident, had been left by Mrs. Love at a filling station owned by petitioner Humble for servicing and thereafter, rolled by gravity off the premises into the street, striking Mr. Martin and his children from behind.
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