Petco Dodges Punitive Damages In Customer’s Rat Fever Suit

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Nov 14, 2015 in Rat News | Subscribe

Law360, New York (November 3, 2015, 7:40 PM ET) — A Maryland federal judge on Tuesday nixed punitive damages and assault and battery claims from a Petco shopper’s product liability suit accusing the retailer of selling her a pair of pet rats that allegedly gave her and her two children rat bite fever.

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow dismissed Anna Siarkowski’s claims for punitive damages and her claims accusing the pet store chain of assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress for selling her two rats that she says infected her and her two…

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