Now right here’s one thing to chew on.
Holly Geraci, the spouse of well-known chapter lawyer Peter Francis Geraci, filed a lawsuit in opposition to the apartment affiliation the place they stay after canines have been permitted within the constructing.
The lawsuit, filed in March 2015, was in opposition to the Union Square Condominium Association, in response to the Chicago Tribune. It acknowledged that her worry of canines categorized as a incapacity, and she or he wished for them to be banned from the constructing’s elevator, the place they intruded on her private house. Lucky for the condo-dwelling canine lovers, she misplaced the case.
Although the Geraci’s got an exception to the previous “no-dog” rule for their 10-lb Cairn Terrier, Mrs. Geraci acknowledged that her worry is unique to giant canines, as she suffers from post-traumatic stress dysfunction as a result of childhood trauma. According to the story, she was attacked by a German Shepherd when she was younger, resulting in her debilitating worry.
However, the jury didn’t discover her PTSD crippling sufficient to qualify as a incapacity that’s being discriminated in opposition to underneath the Fair Housing Act.
Photo of a Cairn Terrier
During their time of their Ritz-Carlton Residences penthouse, the Geraci’s have filed three different lawsuits in opposition to the Union Square Condominium Association, together with one ensuing from “a physical altercation with a dog-walker” on the elevator. Mrs. Geraci misplaced the case.
Since the well-to-do couple not too long ago bought an unfinished ground so as to add to their 6,000 sq. foot residing house, as soon as renovations are accomplished, they are going to get pleasure from their very own specific elevator from the foyer to their house – protecting it decidedly dog-free.
Image Source: Screen Shot by way of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago
But that doesn’t imply it’s the tip of the canine-elevator battle. Graham Miller, an lawyer representing the Union Square Condominium Association, informed the Chicago Tribune that he wouldn’t put it previous the Geraci’s to attraction the decision.
“I don’t know what they’ll do with this case. They certainly take litigation to its extreme,” he stated within the story.
(h/t: Chicago Tribune)