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State v. Show Low Apartments (disability/service animal)

Date: 
September, 2004

This is an action brought under the Arizona Fair Housing Act ("AFHA"), Arizona Revised Statute § 41-1491 et esq., to correct unlawful housing practices on the basis of disability discrimination, to provide appropriate relief to aggrieved persons, and to vindicate the public interest. Specifically, this matter is brought to redress the injury sustained by Kara Holcombe and other disabled residents of Defendants' apartment complex because of the Defendants' policy requiring that all claimed therapeutic, assistive, and/or service animals vacate the disabled individual's apartment pending approval from Defendants, without regard to the health and welfare of the disabled tenants.