Court Reverses Agency's Disability Discrimination Determination

June 23, 2009
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Facts: After two resident shareholders in a cooperative housing development in Bayside, N.Y., acquired a dog, in violation of the cooperative's no-dogs policy, the development began eviction proceedings. The residents complained of discrimination, seeking to keep the dog as a reasonable accommodation. They presented evidence from health care providers showing that having a dog in the unit helped ameliorate their symptoms of depression.

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