Maine Revised Statutes

§516. Champerty

1.    A person is guilty of champerty if, with the intent to collect by a civil action a claim, account, note or other demand due, or to become due to another person, he gives or promises anything of value to such person.
[ 1975, c. 449, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    This section does not apply to agreements between attorney and client to bring, prosecute or defend a civil action on a contingent fee basis.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
3.    Champerty is a Class E crime.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).