Interestingly, the gas station attendants asked Jeff what the decision had been when he went to get gas later that same day. Jeff informed them that it was determined to be not my fault. They were all pleased that the "right decision" had been made. (There is a whole other story here...but that is for another time.)
By the way, here is a picture of the little 'dent'. Please ignore the fact that our car is filthy. We recently washed it and the dent looks so much shinier!