Davie Condo Board Acts Illegally Under the Fair Housing Act and Pays High Price
Deborah Fischer and her service dog
Photo: Matthew Dietz
Carli Teproff/Miami Herald
June 06, 2014
Deborah Fischer and her husband live in Sabal Palms Condominiums in Davie, Florida, she is a retired Broward County school teacher who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Ms. Fischer has a service dog who helps her with day-to-day tasks that she unable to perform herself. Sabal Palms told Ms. Fischer she was not allowed to have the dog according to their rules, they demanded unwarranted medical information and then sued her. Luckily for Ms. Fischer this type of housing discrimination is protected by the Fair Housing Act. She and her husband counter-sued Sabal Palms and won a $300,000 settlement. More...