Online Harassment and Risk of Liability Under Fair Housing Laws

My colleagues and I have blogged about the importance of recognizing requests for reasonable accommodations/modifications, carefully and thoughtfully considering them, and properly responding in a timely manner. We like to think our posts on this topic have helped a few association boards make better decisions, but if the case discussed below is any indication, more information and discussion is needed.  In yet another example of less-than-civil behavior at a community association, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently published its opinion in the case of Revock v. Cowpet Bay West Condominium Association, et al., 853 F.3d 96 (2017). In Revock, two homeowners brought an action against their condo association and several individual owners, claiming that the association failed to provide a reasonable accommodation by approving their request for emotional support animals, and that the individual owners interfered with the fair exercise of their fair housing rights, in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA).    Read the article……………..


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