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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Federal lawsuit against law firm that didn't allow client's Service Dog

Not enough info to form an opinion on WHY they didn't allow the dog.

Feds say NY law firm barred client's service dog - WSJ.com

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Prosecutors say a New York law firm refused to allow a disabled client into its offices with her service dog. The U.S. attorney says the Newburgh firm of Larkin, Axelrod, Ingrassia and Tetenbaum violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He says lawyers should know better.
In a lawsuit filed in White Plains Tuesday, the government says the client has an injured nervous system. It says she uses a German shepherd to help carry things and get up when she falls.

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Oh ... this one has more. Just found this.

Orange Co. firm sued for barring disabled woman's dog

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Ugh. That stuff is sickening, a lawyer SHOULD know better. Something like this shows that they just don't care and believe themselves to be above the law.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here's an update on the case.

Law Firm Says It Didn't Ban Client's Service Dog, Blames Partner Allergy, Worker Phobia for Issues - News - ABA Journal

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An upstate New York law firm sued by a former personal injury client whose service dog was refused entry blames a partner's allergy and a worker's phobia for issues with the animal, but says it tried to make amends and subsequently invited the German shepherd into its offices.
Attorney James Burke of Larkin Axelrod Ingrassia & Tetenbaum says an employee with a dog phobia violated the firm's policy by refusing to allow the service animal to enter its Orange County offices, reports the New York Law Journal.
Unfortunately, a partner's allergy had previously prevented the dog, Reicha, from accompanying its disabled owner into the office of attorney John Ingrassia, according to Burke and a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week in White Plains by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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