Chapter 04: Consumer Goods And Maine Express And Implied Warranty Laws

The Maine Implied Warranty is the little known law that protects Maine consumers from being sold seriously defective items. It can be an Unfair Trade Practice to refuse to honor the Maine Implied Warranty Law within four years of sale. The basic test for possible implied warranty violations is as follows:

  • The item is seriously defective,
  • The consumer did not damage the item,
  • The item is still within its useful life and is not simply worn out.

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