Tuesday, November 08, 2011

SDNY Sues Lawyer for Refusing to Meet with Client with Service Dog

See this story, which begins:
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused an Orange County law firm of refusing to meet with a disabled client because she was accompanied by a service dog trained to assist her with day-to-day tasks. 
The suit, brought by the Civil Rights Unit of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York, alleges that Larkin Axelrod Ingrassia and Tetenbaum and one of its partners, John Ingrassia, discriminated against Lauren Klejmont on the basis of her disability, a violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Last year, the Department of Justice settled a Title III service-animal claim against a lawyer, though that case didn't involve a lawyer who discriminated against his own client.

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