Judge: Aspen service-dog dispute likely headed for trial (CO)

The joint owner of an Aspen condo and a homeowners’ association remain in a legal standoff more than a year after a federal lawsuit was filed over a service-dog dispute.  A pretrial order issued Aug. 9 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe noted ”there is little possibility of settlement. It is anticipated that this case is going to trial.”  Condo owner Alvaro J. Arnal sued both the homeowners’ association and property-management firm for Aspen View Condominiums in May 2015 in the U.S. District Court of Denver. His suit accused the defendants of discrimination and violating his and a tenant’s constitutional rights by making it difficult for her to move in with a service dog.    Read the article………….