In March, CREEC filed a case alleging that a Colorado apartment complex (and its owners and property manager) discriminated against Valerie Gonzales and Traci Eaton, two individuals with disabilities, by denying them the reasonable accommodation of service animals.
We’re happy to report that the case wrapped up this week with a settlement agreement that’s the result of a productive collaboration between all parties. After we filed a last-minute temporary restraining order to prevent Valerie and Traci from being evicted from their apartments, the Defendants came to the table and worked with us and our clients to figure out a mutually beneficial solution that allows both women to stay in their apartments with their service animals.
After several weeks of negotiations, CREEC reached an agreement that
resulted in both Plaintiffs being able to keep their service dogs in the apartment complex without threat of future eviction. It’s unfortunately rare that a disability rights-related case goes so smoothly and concludes so quickly and beneficially, so we have to tip our hats to CREEC Staff Attorney Sarah Morris and Paralegal Marissa McGarry, and of course our two clients, Valerie and Traci, for handling this case so effectively!