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Humble Oil & Refining Co. v. Martin
Citation:148 Tex. 175, 222 S.W.2d 995 (1949).
Humble owned a filling station and contracted with a W.T. Schneider to operate the station. Per the terms of the agreement, Schneider was not an employee of Humble. The agreement also outlined operation of the station, distribution of revenue and expenses, and provided Humble with significant oversight.
This suit in particular arose after Mrs. Love left her car at the filling station for servicing. An employee of the station failed to set the car’s emergency brake and the car rolled off the premises striking Martin and his minor daughters.
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