You stated in a response to my post that my article referred to a particular county and state. Is that even relevant when federal law trumps any state or local laws?
I am posting advice on housing laws in general
An example of such is a quote from link that you gave.
"However, in some instances, federal, state and/or local laws require
that no pet policies or limitations on the maximum weight of a resident's animal must be waived to allow persons suffering from disabilities to reside with an emotional support animal or service animal."
If someone is not aware of a local (county) or state law on a particular topic then they are missing the chance to add that backing to their defense.
In the above part of the statement was based on different levels of the law dealing with the topic. Could a strong defense be based on just one level -- possibly -- but a good claim is going to be presented with as many facts of law as can be found to cover the situation. A good claim is going to be pro-active.
What if one side presents a Federal Law or section thereof in a manner benefiting their rights while the other side presents a different section for their rights? Then one side might put state or local law on the table to help cover their position.
But some of what you said seemed off putting for someone that would want to pursue a discrimination suit.
I am not going to give the advice of "threaten to take to court" or "claim your rights under the ADA." That is not in the best interest of any one posting a question here. I am not going to sugar coat it and tell someone not to be concerned as they are entitled to certain rights. I am going to advise them to go into any claim with their eyes open to possible concerns and go prepared to defend their claim. I am going to advise them in a manner that I feel best protects their interests.
Something as simple as a claim made based on a basic point such as definition of a SD could be the downfall of an individual's claim. Example ...
If someone gives a definition of a SD based on Title II or Title III of the ADA (Dept. of Justice) it can be dismissed by the court as not relevant as it is possible that the matter is legally addressed under 24 CFR Part 5 (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development).
When doing research and wanting to understand law on a particular situation it is in the best interest of an individual to know the background of any case law that they are referring and how that particular decision meshes with their particular concern or claim. And in part going back to a previous section of this post, in some cases - yes, could be very low probability but possible - a particular claim could have some basis on the location based on county. Not to derail in whole from OP but there have been decisions based on county BSL dealing with legality of SD. Being properly prepared on all relevant law will only strengthen a claim made by an individual or attorney.
As with any legal proceeding there can be many "hoops to jump through". If I believed the law was so clear cut I would not stress the need to seek legal advice from an attorney looking out for the individual's best interest.
The advice that I am giving throughout this thread and will continue to give on this and like threads is research and speak with a qualified attorney.
I would like to come back and add this disclaimer:
All my posts dealing with potential legal proceedings are based on my opinions based on personal education and experiences. I am not speaking as a professional legal advisor.