DGAA bLAWg

New “Lemon Law” Aims to Protect Pet Owners

Web Admin - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

By Colin H. Gilbert

http://www.dgaalaw.com/colin-gilbert.html
cgilbert@dgaalaw.com
(847) 934-6000 ext 12.

While bringing home a new pet can often be a fun time for a family, new pet owners may sometimes find their excitement dampened as they discover unfortunate diseases or other health conditions that the pet store never warned them about. Fortunately, a new law in Illinois is trying to prevent that and to give new pet owners a recourse if it does happen. Illinois' new “Puppy Lemon Law,” which applies to cats as well as dogs, went into effect at the beginning of 2014. The law comes with two major parts, notification provisions and liability provisions. The notification provisions lay out new disclosure rules for pet shop operators and the liability provisions cover what happens in the event that the operator sells a sick pet.

Notification Provisions

The first part of the new law is proactive. It places new requirements on a pet shop operator in the case of contagious, life-threatening illnesses such as parvovirus or distemper. In the event that such an illness breaks out among the pet shop operator's animals, the operator must inform the State Veterinarian within two days. The State Veterinarian will then decide if the outbreak is severe enough to merit a quarantine of the animals. If it is, then the operator has two more business days to alert anyone who purchased a cat or dog in the last two weeks.

Liability Provisions

The new law also provides pet owners with the opportunity to sue pet shop operators in certain cases of new pets taking ill. Pet owners may sue in two situations. First, an owner may sue the pet shop operator if a veterinarian declares a pet unfit for sale due to a disease or severe parasitic infestation within 21 days of purchase, or if the pet dies of such disease within that time period. Second, an owner may sue if a veterinarian states, within one year of purchase, that the pet suffers from a congenital or hereditary disease, which requires hospitalization or non-elective surgery, or has caused the death of the pet.

In the event that the pet owner can recover from the pet store, they can choose a variety remedies.

• They may exchange the pet for a full refund.
• They may exchange the pet for another of comparable value.
• They may keep the pet and receive payment for its veterinary bills.
• And, if the pet is deceased, they may receive a full refund plus veterinary costs up to twice the pet’s purchase price.

If your family recently purchased a new pet that is now suffering from serious health issues, contact a Barrington civil litigation attorney today. We serve many areas in the Northwest suburbs including Crystal Lake, Rolling Meadows, and Des Plaines.


Recent Posts


Tags

Arlington Heights personal injury attorney products liability license revocation Illinois criminal defense attorney pregnant women pizza emoji Mount Prospect elder law attorney insurance agent negligence personal injury lawyer murder charges Illinois jet ski accident lawyer creditors Inverness corporate attorney fiduciary rule estate tax Chicago attorney healthcare claims Palatine employment attorney owner responsibility Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers right to work texting while driving real estate contract comparative negligence employment contract Illinois will lawyer accidental death benefits llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association special needs trust Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Inverness real estate attorney probate fees Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury attorney workers compensation license suspension Schaumburg injury lawyer murder defense Illinois traffic laws Illinois probate lawyer Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer disability benefits Barrington attorney insurance negligence irrevocable trust Illinois corporate lawyer Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer college kids Crystal Lake car accident attorney elder law Illinois medical malpractice attorney traffic offenses Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Deer Park real estate law firm FSLA Crystal Lake pet attorney head on collisions healthcare IRA trust transfer Inverness insurance attorney civil rights violation Illinois small business Deer Park personal injury lawyer Illinois real estate Illinois personal injury attorney employee discrimination Crystal Lake will lawyer liability Illinois insurance claim attorney Illinois collections attorney Illinois medical malpractice case Self-Directed IRA Accounts insurance dispute attorney suspended license Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer caregiver employment law, Illinois employment laws employees traumatic brain injury personal injury attorney Illinois business law atorneys medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers internet boating DUI breach of contract Des Plaines personal injury attorney Legal Info Illinois tax attorney residential real estate Inverness estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights Attorney Chicago will attorney privacy laws Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer in terrorem provision wage theft Whistleblower Claims expungement modern family estate planning DMV personal injury claim cell phone accidents personal injury claims Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Arlington Heights TBI attorney Arlington Heights employment attorney Super Mario workplace sexual harassment dynasty trusts Rolling Meadows accident lawyer deadly crashes Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Chicago insurance claim attorneys Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer car accident insurance claims unauthorized overtime Long Grove real estate attorney Barrington business law firm criminal law health insurance dispute Des Plaines pet law attorney spinal cord injuries Illinois trusts attorney vacation home fines Schaumburg criminal law attorney real estate leasing cell phone tower data insurance claim manufacturing loopholes work unions Palatine elder law attorney truck collisions Palatine trusts lawyer agent Illinois speeding lawyer motorcycle accident lawyer Arlington Heights accident attorney Crystal Lake business law attorneys DUI defense Crystal Lake employment lawyer insurance attorney Inverness civil lawyer premises liability fiduciary rule delay Inverness injury lawyer ObamaCare Detainer Actions digital assets meal breaks trucking accidents personal injury law firm Barrington personal injury attorney Palatine real estate lawyer Illinois attorney underage DUI Schaumburg car accident attorney DNR Schaumburg traffic lawyer Deer Park accident attorney whistleblower protections traffic deaths crossover accidents jet ski accidents startup company automated cars criminal wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace workers compensation benefits Home Sale Contingencies Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney traffic tickets Long Grove real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer unpaid assessment Des Plaines injury law firm Inverness elder law lawyer insurance denial appeals probate claims Illinois defective products attorney real estate Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Des Plaines DUI attorney pedestrian accidents Long Grove estate planning attorneys CAM rest breaks Palatine construction attorney insurance dispute foreclosed rental property blood alcohol content construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Chicago lawyer speeding drunk driving statistics Barrington real estate lawyer trust payments Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Barrington employment law firm Deer Park workers compensation lawyer criminal record BAC Illinois workers compensation lawyer medication errors Rolling Meadows traffic law firm preventable medical errors subcontractor insurance denials estate planning lawyer Landlord Tenant Ordinance Crystal Lake accident attorney Affordable Care Act life insurance lawyer Illinois business lawyer Palatine business attorney Buffalo Grove employment lawyer distracted driving accidents Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights estate planning attorney car crashes compensatory time driving Illinois Human Rights Act Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Barrington workers compensation attorney traumatic brain injuries Des Plaines collections attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Illinois estate planning installment contracts Schaumburg employment attorney Illinois living will Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act eluding a police officer Barrington employment attorney estate planning for college students Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Barrington litigation attorney Arlington Heights traffic attorney operating agreements bad faith insurance claims Deer Park traffic lawyer fatal car accidents trustee Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers product liability real estate closing insurance claim delay drug possession Kenilworth estate planning attorney construction accidents Barrington employment law attorney Illinois registered agent denial of life insurance Illinois estate planning law firm civil litigation attorney sexual harassment car accident lawyers Illinois insurance lawyer marijuana crimes attorney insurance claim denial dog bites distracted driving accident victims corporate law bicycle accidents blended families mortgage Illinois mortgages estate planning attorney Schaumburg corporate attorney Schaumburg personal injury attorney employment lawyer Illinois personal injury lawyers Barrington Traffic Lawyer Illinois wills and trusts attorneys loss of consortium insurance claim dispute defective products lawyer Illinois employment law firm Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys real estate attorneys employment attorney Inverness accident lawyer Kenilworth estate planning lawyer revenge porn DUI attorney Joliet general practice lawyers TBI South Barrington real estate attorney Colin H. Gilbert commercial leases Palatine probate lawyer Barrington estate planning attorney Des Plaines tax law firm Des Plaines civil attorney Des Plaines accident attorney federal crimes Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Des Plaines real estate lawyer Schaumburg insurance lawyers senior citizens Illinois traffic attorneys Home Remodeling Repair Act Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Chicago employment lawyer Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Illinois red light cameras workers comp unpaid overtime IRELA real estate attorney Schaumburg criminal attorney Chicago estate planning trauma after an accident Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Schaumburg Attorney underinsured motorist condo digital information car accidents Des Plaines personal injury lawyer medical malpractice claims business litigation contracts Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer small business Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake employment attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys marijuana Chicago biking tips Illinois personal injury first degree murder Illinois rollover accident lawyers Barrington injury attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Palatine law firm hit and run accident liens dram shop law guardianship attorney gift taxes Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer clemency BAIID Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Des Plaines criminal attorney Palatine personal injury lawyer Barrington civil litigation attorney pet bites Palatine insurance lawyer Palatine corporate law attorneys fault based insurance home inspection lawyer Illinois employment laws Illinois workers compensation attorney Palatine civil litigation lawyer car crash trusts Attorney Ken Apicella Deer Park criminal attorney insurance disputes power of attorney food poisoning elder abuse Employment Discrimination Law sexual images Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument traffic violations bike accident Illinois home inspection employee misclassification Illinois pet lawyer FMLA personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Illinois injury lawyer Schaumburg real estate lawyer Crystal Lake tax lawyer medical research Rolling Meadows real estate attorney civil litigation Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers homestead rights involuntary manslaughter Illinois employment lawyer Illinois Trust Code Arlington Heights tax lawyer Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer wrongful termination pet law Palatine employment lawyer Crystal Lake car accident lawyer PTSD liability claims mass shooting Crystal Lake injury attorney auto accidents Rolling Meadows employment attorney employment law Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Crystal Lake employment law attorney overtime pay license Des Plaines real estate attorney Illinois law no contest clauses Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Crystal Lake traffic attorney golf accidents employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, estate planning trusts Des Plaines personal injury lawyers Arlington Heights trucking lawyer taxes Schaumburg drug defense lawyer vacation home Retaliatory Discharge Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Arlington Heights insurance attorney car collision Chicago corporate attorney Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Jay Andrew denied insurance claims Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer real estate lawyer Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer living wills Chicago estate planning lawyer pay when paid contract life insurance claims Inverness real estate lawyer Inverness personal injury attorney slip and fall accidents life insurance digital evidence Long Grove estate planning attorney insurance adjusters Illinois traffic attorney Rolling Meadows Attorney Rolling Meadows Illinois estate planning attorney hands free device sole proprietorship Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers job lawyers Palatine injury attorney Illinois insurance attorney construction contracts Illinois Sales Representative Act Illinois car accident attorney Illinois employment attorneys Deer Park DUI lawyer drugs minimum wage reckless homicide estate attorney Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Inverness traffic law firm Inverness DUI lawyer Schaumburg construction accident lawyer problem employees Rolling Meadows business lawyer Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Palatine traffic accidents Rolling Meadows employment law attorney license reinstatement capital gains tax probate claims process dealing with problem employees Thanksgiving Illinois workplace lawyer Rolling Meadows tax attorney Illinois wills and trusts advance healthcare directive Des Plaines Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Family Medical Leave Act Illinois trucking safety Illinois employment law attorney Chicago trucking accident attorney Exclusions Des Plaines insurance attorney natural gas digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers social media after death Fourth of July Colin Gilbert traffic crimes real estate zoning Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Inverness probate lawyer power of attorney for healthcare drunk driving living trust vs will field sobriety test swimming pools Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Illinois traffic accident lawyer filing a medical malpractice claim Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Liquor Control Act medical marijuana LLCs Barrington personal injury lawyer tax attorney Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Schaumburg employment law attorneys wills pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney consent to a search wills and trusts preventing accidents Crystal Lake insurance lawyer controlled substance Barrington drug crime attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys boating accidents DUI penalities Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute icy parking lots Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Schaumburg back injuries appealing an insurance claim brain injury Buffalo Grove real estate attorney pedestrian accident ken apicella insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Palatine civil attorney caretaker rights South Barrington real estate lawyer Schaumburg probate attorney estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers drug crimes defective products Palatine estate planning lawyer living trust Transfer on Death Instrument denied insurance claim drug crimes lawyer breathalyzer test traffic laws Do Not Resuscitate Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Illinois construction accident attorney digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Chicago traffic lawyer financial advisors IRA benefits natural gas explosion Palatine punch death bicycle dooring accidents slip and fall Palatine criminal defense lawyer Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Des Plaines drug lawyer Deer Park employment law attorney traffic accidents Palatine traffic lawyer Buffalo Grove law firm low-ball insurance settlement insurance agents Palatine drug lawyer medical malpractice compensation employee rights Forcible Entry Illinois insurance dispute lawyers institutional trustee insurance claim dispute attorney life insurance policy Illinois Illinois lawyer DGAA IRS Chicago car accident lawyer Barrington criminal lawyer cell phone Illinois elder law attorney traffic violations defense Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Palatine Attorney Illinois LLC creation Deer Park traffic accident attorney Palatine employment law lawyer Illinois boating accident lawyer School Visitation Rights Act murder Buffalo Grove probate lawyer Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Arlington Heights injury attorney Schaumburg elder law lawyer texting and driving criminal defense rumble strips probate lawyer rollover car crashes motorcycle accident holiday statistics hiring employees Illinois job attorney POA severance agreements car accident lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Riverwoods estate planning lawyer underfunded trust Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys attorney fees jet ski child safety Barrington boating accident attorney Chicago employment attorney personal injury accidents anesthesia errors paid sick leave Arlington Heights car accident lawyer boating under the influence Barrington criminal defense lawyer Illinois insurance disputes forming a corporation in Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys estate planning investment property Long Grove estate planning Illinois driving without license condo association Illinois civil litigation lawyer Illinois personal injury lawyer Illinois insurance claims lawyers Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Mt Prospect Attorney foreclosure Illinois employee rights attorney. drug crime Mount Prospect real estate lawyer comp time BUI ACA Illinois medical malpractice claim deed transfer Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney uninsured motorist Rolling Meadows traffic attorney independent contractor overtime violations Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Des Plaines claims law firm changes to mortgage law rollover accidents Palatine workers compensation lawyer pedestrian-automobile accident Arlington Heights lawyer rent to own real estate contracts Illinois real estate lawyer medical malpractice Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney probate wrongful death personal injury Palatine corporate attorney living trust benefits landlord privacy gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys pain and suffering Illinois medical malpractice lawyers car crash injuries Illinois workplace discrimination attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Fair Labor Standards Act Illinois DUI attorney nursing home negligence trucking accident lawyers landlord tenant law Schaumburg estate attorney probate process Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer GM ignition switches insurance claim denials spinal cord injury Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers surgical mistakes Illinois bicycle safety estate plan trench injuries income distribution deducation Illinois Smoke Detector Act DUI commercial real estate Chicago insurance law firm unfunded trust commercial leasing Crystal Lake law firm Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer new real estate form Illinois employment law Barrington estate planning lawyer estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Class A misdemeanor federal regulations for LLCs Policy Cancellation

Archive