Carrig v. Gulf Oil Corporation, U.S. Oil Week 3-18-81 (Cir. Ct. S.C. 3-81); rev'd and rem'd, 323 S.E.2d 787 (S.C. Ct. App. 11-16-84)
Franchisee agreed that franchisor followed PMPA procedure in terminating trial franchise. However, jury awarded franchisee $250,000 for fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in connection with the sale of the service station. U. S. Oil Week also reported that $1.5 million in punitive damages were awarded. Reversed and remanded on appeal finding there was no evidence to support damages awarded.