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Waxler v. Central Maine Power Download as PDF Back to the Opinions page MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT Reporter of Decisions Decision: 2001 ME 135 Docket: Cum-00-522 Submitted on Briefs: September 19, 2001 Decided: September 20, 2001 Panel:WATHEN, C.J., and CLIFFORD, RUDMAN, DANA, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ.
ALFRED WAXLER v. CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY
PER CURIAM [¶1] Alfred Waxler appeals from an order entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Mills, J.) granting Central Maine Power Company's (CMP) motion for a summary judgment on Waxler's claims for breach of a statutory obligation to provide electrical service, negligence, and conversion by wrongful interference. On appeal, Waxler contends that the Superior Court erred in concluding that CMP was not negligent and was, therefore, entitled to a summary judgment. [¶2] Waxler's suit was based on CMP's action in disconnecting electrical service from a property owned by Waxler after being ordered to do so by the Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Portland. CMP's actions, complying with the mandate of the City of Portland's Electrical Code, §§ 6- 34, 6-57 and 6-71, were required by law. They were not negligent. [¶3] Waxler's suit in Superior Court and this appeal are both wholly frivolous. Accordingly, pursuant to M.R. App. P. 13(f), CMP is awarded treble costs for this appeal, plus $500 for their attorney fees for defending the suit and this appeal. The entry is:
Judgment affirmed. CMP awarded treble costs for this appeal and $500 towards their attorney fees.
For plaintiff: Alfred J. Waxler P O Box 6681 Portland, ME 04103 Attorney for defendant: R. Scott Mahoney, Esq. Central Maine Power General Office 83 Edison Drive Augusta, ME 04336