Service Animals

The Ninth Circuit’s recent holding[1] that “the ADA prohibits certification requirements for qualifying service dogs” is a timely reminder for all persons using service animals that certification of a
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Affirms No Formal Third-Party Certification Requirement for Service Animals

U.S. Department of Transportation (“the Department” or “DOT”) announced it final rule on “Traveling by Air with Service Animals” on December 2, 2020.  The rule will be effective 30 days
Continue Reading Emotional support animals are considered pets not service animals by US Department of Transportation.

By Scott M. Badami originally posted on February 27, 2018.

It is clear that just about all (if not all) of the federal, state, and local fair housing agencies are
Continue Reading Virginia Offers Guidance For Confirming That Medical Verifications for Emotional Support Animals Are Legitimate

A disabled woman, Ms. Rubin, has been denied the ability to purchase a unit in Kennedy House, Inc., a “residential cooperative building” with a no-pet policy, because she was unable
Continue Reading A nexus between a disability and the assistance provided by a service animal is required to overcome no-pet policies