1. Original jurisdiction.  The Superior Court shall have original jurisdiction over all claims permitted under this chapter and not settled in accordance with section 8109.
[ 1977, c. 78, §114 (AMD) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8106

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
2. Appeals. 
A. Copies of each notice of appeal filed in an action arising under this chapter shall be served on the Attorney General at the same time as such notice is served upon the parties to the action. [1977, c. 2, §2 (NEW).]

B. The Attorney General shall have the right to appear before the Supreme Judicial Court by brief and oral argument as a friend of the court in any appeal in an action arising under this chapter where the Attorney General is not appearing representing a party to the action. [1977, c. 2, §2 (NEW).]

[ 1977, c. 2, §2 (NEW) .]


1977, c. 2, §§2,5 (NEW). 1977, c. 78, §114 (AMD). 1977, c. 591, §6 (AMD). 1979, c. 68, §5 (AMD).