Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8108
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
- in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
Within 120 days after the filing of the claim with the governmental entity, the governmental entity shall act thereon and notify the claimant in writing of its approval or denial of the monetary damages claimed. A claim shall be deemed to have been denied if at the end of the 120-day period the governmental entity has failed to approve or deny the claim. [1977, c. 2, §2 (NEW).]