Sec. G-1. 13 MRSA §1778 is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§1778. Inducing breach of contract; spreading false reports; penalty
1. Violation. A person may not:
A. Knowingly induce a member or stockholder of an association to violate the member's or stockholder's marketing contract with the association;
B. Knowingly attempt to induce a member or stockholder of an association to violate the member's or stockholder's marketing contract with the association; or
C. Intentionally or knowingly spread false reports about the finances or management of the association.
2. Penalties. A person or corporation whose employees or officers violate this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 may be adjudged for each such offense. In addition, the person or corporation is subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each such offense, to be recovered in a civil action by the aggrieved association.
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