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

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

Archive