Consent Decree of Atlantic Beef Company, a Maine Door to Door Seller of Frozen Meats

September 13, 2010

CONTACT: Maine Attorney General 207) 626-8599

Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced that Atlantic Beef Company, a Maine door-to-door seller of frozen meats, has entered into a court-ordered Consent Decree. This court-ordered injunction requires Atlantic Beef Company to use a written contract that describes the consumer’s 3-three day right to cancel a sale. Atlantic Beef Company sellers are prohibited from using misrepresentations, false impressions, and false promises in their sales presentations. As part of this settlement, Atlantic Beef Company has also paid a civil penalty to the State.

Attorney General Mills emphasized that a consumer has the right to cancel a door-to-door sale within three business days. “A person is immediately on the defensive when a salesperson knocks on the door and starts to make a sales pitch,” said Attorney General Mills. “Some people will say anything in order to get the seller to leave, including buying an unwanted product. That’s why Maine laws give the consumer three business days to cancel any door-to-door sale.”

The Attorney General brought this action against MRP Management II, LLC and Michael C. Phillips, doing business as Atlantic Beef Company.

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