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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Construction Law for Maine on
Q: East coast carports built 30x70 metal building in maine in Oct 2019. Defective roof supports and it collapsed today

East coast car ports are located in mt airy, NC. our property is in Harrison maine. Defective roof support and they came last year to replace supports and used same exact supports to replace twisted broken supports. We do not know what to do and need advise and direction

Please help

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Feb 7, 2022

Hello, I received your voicemail. It looks like I obtained my earlier information from the incorrect website. I suggest you try to contact them at either of these numbers: 336-415-5855 OR 336-755-3409 or by using this email address:

This appears to be the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: If I buy something is it legal for previous owner to sell it to someone else after I have paid them?
Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Nov 26, 2021

Your question does not contain sufficient facts to provide a complete answer. That said, it sounds like the seller may have breached his or her contract with you and you would be entitled, at least, to a refund of what you paid to the seller. In a conventional breach of contract situation, the most... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Maine on
Q: What do I do if I have any of the products in question? Thank you .
Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Jul 9, 2021

Without knowing "the products in question," I cannot help you. Please specify what they are.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Maine on
Q: Hello my name is Ashley, I asked Aaron’s to get there stuff 6 months ago and they have not can I legally keep it?

Aaron’s closed its rockland maine shop and I asked them to get there stuff Because I was selling the house and they said they didn’t want to cause they are closing to and to ask another Aaron’s company to collect it so we did and basically got the run around anyways I have received many calls... Read more »

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Dec 25, 2019

If you have a landlord/tenant situation, you want to review this:

If not, I suggest you review this:

If this was a rental-purchase situation,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: I'm buying a modular lot model. 2 months since mortgage finalized and home not delivered as promised. What can I do?

When we started the process we agreed to buy the display model because we were promised a fast turnaround before school starts. Now they are saying it won't be until next week after 2 months of struggling to even get a date scheduled. They had originally said the week of August 19th but... Read more »

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Sep 10, 2019

Assuming you have a written contract with the seller of the modular home, typically the terms of that contract would govern your available rights and remedies under the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Maine on
Q: Do I have to sign a home warranty form declining coverage in order to close on a house in Maine?

The seller's real estate agent is insisting we sign a form declining coverage from American Home Shield, saying we can't close until we sign the document. It seems odd, if this is required, then wouldn't the lender request it? She's been a liar through this entire process so we don't trust her.

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Sep 5, 2019

That doesn't sound right to me. I would contact your lender and ask them if they are requiring you to sign that form as a condition of closing. If they are not, then I would ask the seller's real estate agent on what basis she is insisting you sign that form.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Maine on
Q: Do I have to give a customer back money on an overpaid check. (Private sale)

A customer in Florida sent a Cashiers check to me (I am in Maine). He sent a check for more than he meant to pay, my question is am I legally obligated to pay him back the extra money?

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Apr 14, 2019

I think the short answer is yes. It sounds to me like you and your customer reached an agreement on how much he was to pay you, thereby establishing a contract. For some reason, he overpaid you. Unless he intended the overpayment as a gift, it seems to me he is entitled to have you return the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Maine on
Q: Does lemon law only apply to used cars? What about a golf cart?
Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Nov 9, 2018

Yes, it applies to used cars, but not to golf carts.

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