Maine Revised Statutes

§2708. Civil liability for utility property wrongfully obtained

A person may not obtain or exercise unauthorized control over the property of a utility with intent to deprive the utility of the property. A person who violates this section is liable in a civil action to the utility owning the property affected for: [2007, c. 553, §4 (NEW).]

1. Cost of replacement.   The cost of replacement of the utility property, as necessary;
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2. Other costs.   All other reasonable costs to the utility, including attorney's fees and costs of undertaking and completing the investigation resulting in a determination of liability; and
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3. Civil penalty.   A civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 due and payable to the utility for each violation of this section.
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2007, c. 553, §4 (NEW).