Service Animal Case

This lawsuit, filed March 2, 2015, alleges that a Colorado apartment complex and its owners and property manager discriminated against two individuals with multiple disabilities by denying them the reasonable accommodation of service animals. The two Plaintiffs in this case have multiple disabilities and both have service dogs at the explicit recommendation of their doctors. The landlords have insisted that these Plaintiffs are violating their building’s no-pets policy – even though both Plaintiffs have on numerous occasions provided the appropriate paperwork indicating that their dogs are designated service animals, not merely pets. Even though the Fair Housing Act does not require much documentation to establish the need for a service animal, both Plaintiffs went above and beyond to try to comply with the defendants’ requests.  Defendants responded by serving them with three-day notices to vacate the premises.  The case alleges that the property manager and its owners are violating the Fair Housing Act.