What If Maine Law Is Violated?

This office cannot possibly prosecute all violations of Maine law. As a matter of policy, we must confine our activities to those cases where large numbers of consumers are being harmed by fraudulent or deceptive practices. If your complaint is one of several similar complaints against a company and Maine law is being violated, we may decide to file suit against the company. In that situation, your complaint will be part of the State's case against the company. If we sue, we will not be acting as your private attorney but instead we will be acting on behalf of all Maine consumers. The relief we ask that court to grant, however, may include a request that you get your money back or the product you purchased, replaced or repaired.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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