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If you can indeed prove the lawsuit was frivolous in that they knew it exceeded the statute of limitations, then Maine law provides the court has discretion to award attorney's fees. You need to file a Motion for Sanctions and Attorney's fees in the same court case number XXXXX ask the court to now award you these costs and fees of defending a suit filed out of time. You file the motion in the same case and it is up to the judge to determine which one pays you, the plaintiff or his attorney or both.
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