Sinclair Refining Company v. Redding

In Sinclair Refining Company v. Redding, 439 P.2d 20 (Wyo. 1968), the plaintiff was injured when she tripped over a cap on a pipe which was used to carry gas from trucks to the underground tanks. Redding, 439 P.2d at 21. The plaintiff admitted that her only reason for stopping at the gas station was to use the restroom. Id. In affirming the trial court's judgment for the plaintiff, the Wyoming Supreme Court recognized that a business such as gas station does not maintain its restroom facilities for the sake of public convenience. Rather, the Wyoming court found that the facilities serve as an "added inducement to patronage" and are incident to the business itself. Id. 23.