I think a short guarantee is implied with every sale. I would personally be demanding some sort of redress if it was in the first week, much longer than that and the breeder/vendor has no way of knowing if you did something to cause the death, depending on the circumstances.
Just curious, but why could a member not disclose who he received bad service from in these forums? Is it a legal issue? Seems to me if there are bad or unscrupulous dealers out there we should warn eachother out of courtesy. There are a couple of pet shops near me that I wouldn't do any business with because they take lousey care of the animals but I wouldn't waste my time slandering them. If someone burned me on the other hand I would tell everyone who would listen if he refused to make it right, wouldn't you?
I feel a little light headed... maybe you should drive...