FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A federal lawsuit filed by Broward County against a condominium association in Fort Lauderdale could end up costing the group thousands of dollars.
The lawsuit is based on alleged discrimination of Dorothy Davis, 90, and her service dog by the condo association, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The lawsuit was filed by the county on behalf of Davis and her daughter Lynda Davis.
According to the Sun-Sentinel report, the younger Davis bought a dog named Nittany as a puppy and paid to have the dog trained as a service dog. However, according to the Sun-Sentinel, the lawsuit claims neighbors yelled at the German shepherd and questioned his presence on the property.
The Sun-Sentinel reported Davis moved to Delray Beach from the condo in question after the alleged discrimination took place.
According to the Sun-Sentinel report, the fine for the discrimination could range from $16,000 to $65,000 dependent on a court finding if the condo association had engaged in other housing discrimination.