Temple of the Dog: Understanding “Assistance Animals” in Community Associations (NJ)

/ Owner - August 13, 2019

In May 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights (“DCR”) announced the settlement of two separate disability discrimination cases, both involving residents who were denied permission to keep emotional support animals by their respective govern-ing boards.1 In one case, a condominium association paid $10,000 to resolve allegations that it unlawfully discriminated against a resident by denying her request for an emotional support dog. In that case, the resident’s prescribing physician told the DCR that the animal would help her cope with the pain of various maladies, including lupus and diabetes   Read the PDF………………………

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