Under Maryland law,
no state agency reviews or approves multilevel distribution company programs
that are sold in the State of Maryland.
Maryland law does
require, however, that multilevel distribution companies programs comply with
the requirements of the Maryland Multilevel Distribution Companies Law, Title
14, Subtitle 3, Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland (1992
If you are required
to purchase products or services in order to participate in a multilevel
distribution program, this law requires the company to repurchase from you (at
90% of your original purchase price) all resalable goods within 3 months of the
date you first received those goods.
The law also states
that you may cancel your contract with a multilevel distribution company for any
reason within 3 months of your receipt of merchandise first ordered.
law also provides that no income representations or projections may be made to
you by the company unless the representations or projections accurately reflect
the average earnings of a substantial number of participants under circumstances
similar to yours.
If you become a
participant and then have a dispute with the company, you may need to retain a
lawyer to handle your case. Although the Maryland Attorney General's Office or
the county state's attorneys may go to court to try to stop violations of the
Maryland Multilevel Distribution Companies Law, only a judge has the authority
to order that money be returned to you by the company in cases of violation of
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