Maine Revised Statutes

§4158. Contest

1. Demand for remedy; contest.  When a seller wishes to contest a demand for the remedy specified in section 4155, the seller may require the purchaser to produce all the veterinarian's records and the animal for examination or autopsy by a veterinarian designated by the seller. The veterinarian designated by the seller must be practicing at a veterinary clinic within 100 miles of the purchaser's residence. The seller shall pay the cost of this examination or autopsy. The seller has a right of recovery against the purchaser if the seller is not obligated to provide a remedy under section 4155.
[ 2007, c. 702, §31 (AMD) .]
2. Right to court action.  If the seller does not provide the remedy selected by the purchaser set forth in section 4155, the purchaser may initiate a court action. The prevailing party in the court action has the right to recover costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
[ 2007, c. 702, §32 (AMD) .]
1995, c. 589, §1 (NEW). 1997, c. 690, §53 (AMD). 2007, c. 702, §§31, 32 (AMD).