D. Enforcement Actions
A violation of the provisions of this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter is prima facie evidence of a violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act. Responsible owners, officers and employees of licensees are personally liable to any person harmed by intentional violations of this chapter or applicable rules, including violations regarding refunds, for the amount of damage caused by the violation.
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9. Complaints: Procession of Complaints
The Department shall cause to be investigated all complaints of noncompliance with the rules. Complaints shall be addressed to the Department in writing with specific facts and allegations and signed by the complainant. The school shall be notified of any complaints which are to be investigated.
If, upon investigation, the Department concludes that there is no reasonable evidence of noncompliance with the requirements of this rule, it shall dismiss that complaint and notify both the school and the complainant of its action.
C. Further Action
If upon preliminary investigation, the Department determines that there is reasonable evidence of non-compliance with the rule, the Department shall take further action. This may included but is not limited to:
• Further investigation by staff or agents of the Department;
• Referral of investigation to other authorities;
• Holding a fact-finding hearing which shall not be an adjudicatory hearing;
• Holding a meeting with school officials;
• Bringing action in Superior Court to enjoin any person from violating this Chapter.