Maine Revised Statutes

§1205. Bill in equity by injured person

1. Injunctive relief; damages and costs.  Any person damaged or who is threatened with loss or injury by reason of a violation or threatened violation of this chapter may bring a civil action in the Superior Court in the county where he resides, to prevent, restrain or enjoin such violation or threatened violation. If in such action a violation or threatened violation of this chapter shall be established, the court may enjoin and restrain or otherwise prohibit such violation or threatened violation. In such action it shall not be necessary that actual damages to the plaintiff be alleged or proved. In addition to such injunctive relief, the plaintiff in said action shall be entitled to recover from the defendant 3 times the amount of actual damages by him sustained and the costs of the action including reasonable attorneys' fees.
2. Damages only.  In the event no injunctive relief is sought or required, any person injured by a violation of this chapter may maintain an action for damages alone in the Superior Court in the county where he resides and the measure of damages in such action shall be the same as prescribed in subsection 1.
3. Evidence of intent to injure.  In all proceedings under this section, proof of consistent and repeated advertisements, offers to sell or sales of any items of merchandise by any retailer or wholesaler at less than cost to them as defined in this chapter, said advertisements, offers to sell and sales thereby forming a pattern of sales below cost, shall be prima facie evidence of intent to injure competitors and destroy competition.