FairPoint Files to Block Rebates 

FairPoint Communications has filed a court motion asking that it not be forced to give Maine customers rebates because of its poor service.The company is objecting to the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s order that it pay rebates totaling more than $8,000,000.In an emergency motion filed on Thursday, FairPoint says the penalties should be stayed while it’s going through chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.FairPoint is based in North Carolina. It has faced many problems since it bought Verizon’s land line and internet operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in 2008.