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MAINE

Negligence / Personal Injury
6 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years
Medical Malpractice
3 Years with Discovery Rule. Minors must file claim within 6 years after cause of action or 3 years after minor reaches age of majority. 3 years for personal injury or death in medical malpractice. Requires written notice of claim on defendant. SOL tolled from date upon which notice of claim filed until 30 days after claimant receives notice of findings by malpractice panel.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
6 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
2 Years
Fraud
If person liable fraudulently conceals injury, or if fraud is committed which entitles any person to sue, action may be commenced at any time within 6 years after plaintiff discovers he has a cause of action.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
2 Years Infant has 2 years from injury and minor has 2 years from reaching majority. Notice of claim to be filed within 180 days unless claimant is a minor in which case it is 180 days from reaching majority.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury is, or should have been, discovered.
Comparative Negligence
Modified comparative negligence rule: Plaintiff can recover only if his/her percentage of fault is less than that of defendant.
Charitable Immunity
Applies unless charity is insured and then liability is limited to amount of insurance.
Disabilities
SOL runs from removal of disability. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Allowed if defendant acts with actual malice Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
None
Other Relevant Information
6 Years for general SOL. 4 years: Malpractice or proof of negligence of architects or engineers with Discovery Rule of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years. 2 years: Actions against ski areas or tramway owners or operators. 2 years: Actions against dram shops.
Consumer Fraud Complaint

Maine Office of the Attorney General, Consumer and Antitrust Division
http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/index.shtml
(207)626-8849

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