Thomerson v. Devito

844 S.E.2d 378 (2020)

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Thomerson v. Devito

South Carolina Supreme Court
844 S.E.2d 378 (2020)

  • Written by Rose VanHofwegen, JD

Facts

Johnny Thomerson (plaintiff) claimed that the former owners of Lenco Marine, Richard Devito and Samuel Mullinax (defendants), promised him a 3 percent ownership interest as part of his compensation package. Devito and Mullinax had already sold the company without giving Thomerson a share, so he sued in federal court seeking monetary damages instead of ownership shares. The court found Thomerson’s claims time-barred under South Carolina’s three-year statute of limitations, except for his promissory estoppel claim. The federal court found no prior state-court rulings to follow on the question and certified it to the South Carolina Supreme Court to decide.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Beatty, C.J.)

Dissent (Few, J.)

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