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U.S. Attorney Sues Nashua Landlord for Alleged Violation of the Fair Housing Act

U.S. Attorney Sues Nashua Landlord for Alleged Violation of the Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Attorneys Office announced on Monday that the United States filed a lawsuit on Friday against John J. Flatley d/b/a John J. Flatley Company (Flatley), and a property manager employed by Flatley, for violating the Fair Housing…

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Anup 10 April 14, 2021
Uber Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million For Refusing Service Dog

Uber Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million For Refusing Service Dog

Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1m to a blind woman who was refused rides on 14 occasions with her service dog. Lisa Irving said on some occasions, drivers were verbally abusive, or harassed her…

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Anup 7 April 7, 2021
Southwest Airlines the Lone Hold Out for flying Emotional Support Animals

Southwest Airlines the Lone Hold Out for flying Emotional Support Animals

Last week Alaska Airlines was the first airline to ban emotional support dogs under a new Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling. This week United, American, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, Spirit, Allegiant have joined in banning the companion cabin…

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Anup 9 January 13, 2021
N.J. Attorney General Fine Landlord for Not Allowing Emotional Support Animals

N.J. Attorney General Fine Landlord for Not Allowing Emotional Support Animals

A New Jersey woman with an emotional disability and lives at an apartment complex in Vineland, N.J., wanted to get a Yorkshire terrier puppy as an emotional support dog and followed Federal Law and obtained an emotional support animal letter of recommendation touting the benefit, but the property had a “no pets” policy and denied her request.

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Anup No Comments February 24, 2020
50K Awarded to Colorado Couple After HOA Refused to Allow Their Emotional Support Animal

50K Awarded to Colorado Couple After HOA Refused to Allow Their Emotional Support Animal

This week a court-ordered The Creekside Condominium Homeowner’s Association of Snowmass Village to pay $50,000 to a homeowner after the HOA failed to allow a her emotional support dog, a violation of the Fair Housing…

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Anup No Comments January 10, 2020
Veteran Wins Lawsuit Against Hillsborough County For Being Kicked Out of Park with His Service Dog

Veteran Wins Lawsuit Against Hillsborough County For Being Kicked Out of Park with His Service Dog

A Veteran named Mr. Silva recently filed a complaint with the Department of Justice after being kicked our of Veteran's Memorial Park and Museum with his service dog Sophia. They caught the attention of park…

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Anup 1 December 12, 2019
Marine Denied Access to Sports Bar with Service Dog

Marine Denied Access to Sports Bar with Service Dog

Marine denied entry to sports bar with his service dog.

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Anup No Comments November 25, 2019
Federal Law Trumps Local Ordinances for Service Animals

Federal Law Trumps Local Ordinances for Service Animals

A service dog in New Mexico, that also happens to be a pit bull mix, can continue helping his owner, thanks to federal law. Local officials finally accepted that their town ordinance banning the breed…

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admin 4 September 13, 2017
Michigan Girl Wins Battle with School–Supreme Court Sides with Her

Michigan Girl Wins Battle with School–Supreme Court Sides with Her

Advocates for service dogs won a round in Michigan recently. Groups representing Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, now have the right to argue the case in court, without the need for lengthy…

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admin No Comments February 28, 2017
Uber Driver Suspended for Refusing to Accept Service Animal

Uber Driver Suspended for Refusing to Accept Service Animal

In September, 2016, an Uber driver in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, refused to give a ride to a man with a service dog. Thomas Jones, with guide dog Blake, needed a lift home from the grocery store.…

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admin No Comments October 2, 2016
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