§6051. Jurisdiction

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/14/title14sec6051.html
Published: 2015

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§6051. Jurisdiction

The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to grant appropriate equitable relief in
the following cases:

1. Foreclosure of mortgages. 
For the foreclosure of mortgages of real and personal property and for redemption
of estates mortgaged.

2. Forfeitures. 
For relief from forfeiture of penalties to the State, from forfeitures in civil contracts
and obligations and in recognizances in criminal cases.

3. Specific performance of written contracts. 
To compel the specific performance of written contracts and to cancel and compel
the discharge of written contracts, whether under seal or otherwise, when full performance
or payment has been made to the contracting party.

4. Fraud, trust, accident or mistake. 
For relief in cases of fraud, trust, accident or mistake.

5. Nuisance and waste. 
In cases of nuisance and waste.

6. Trustees of railroads applying receipts. 
In cases arising out of the law providing for the application of receipts and expenditures
of railroads by trustees in possession under mortgage.

7. Partnerships. 
In cases of partnership, and between partners or part owners of vessels and of other
real and personal property to adjust all matters of the partnership and between such
part owners, compel contribution, make final decrees and enforce their decrees by
proper process in cases where all interested persons within the jurisdiction of the
court are made parties.

8. Actions of interpleader. 
Of actions of interpleader notwithstanding the plaintiff is a common carrier and
as such has a lien for carriage or storage upon the property which is described in
the complaint. No plaintiff in interpleader shall be denied relief by reason of any
interest in the fund or other subject matter in dispute.

9. Property matters between husband and wife. 

1999, c. 731, Pt. ZZZ, §42 (AFF);
1999, c. 731, Pt. ZZZ, §8 (RP)

10. Wills. 
To determine the construction of wills and whether an executor, not expressly appointed
a trustee, becomes such from the provisions of a will; and in cases of doubt, the
mode of executing a trust and the expediency of making changes and investments of
property held in trust.

11. Redelivery of goods or chattels. 
In civil actions for redelivery of goods or chattels taken or detained from the owner
and secreted or withheld so that the same cannot be replevied, and in civil actions,
by creditors, to reach and apply in payment of a debt any property, right, title or
interest, legal or equitable, of a debtor or debtors, which cannot be come at to be
attached on writ or taken on execution in a civil action, and any property or interest
conveyed in fraud of creditors.

12. Pledging credit of public corporation for purpose not authorized by law. 
When counties, cities, towns, school districts, School Administrative Districts,
village or other public corporations, for a purpose not authorized by law, vote to
pledge their credit or to raise money by taxation or to exempt property therefrom
or to pay money from their treasury, or if any of their officers or agents attempt
to pay out such money for such purpose, the court shall have jurisdiction on complaint
filed by not less than 10 taxable inhabitants thereof, briefly setting forth the cause
of complaint.

13. Equity jurisdiction. 
And have full equity jurisdiction, according to the usage and practice of courts
of equity, in all other cases where there is not a plain, adequate and complete remedy
at law.


1995, c. 694, §D21 (AMD).
1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF).
1999, c. 731, §ZZZ8 (AMD).
1999, c. 731, §ZZZ42 (AFF).