Does Tenant's Service Dog Pose Threat to Staff and Other Tenants?

LVT Number: #30250

Landlord NYCHA, after a hearing, directed schizophrenic tenant to remove his dog from his apartment and put tenant on probation for one year. Tenant filed an Article 78 appeal, claiming that landlord's decision was arbitrary and not based on substantial evidence. The court ruled for tenant and sent the case back to NYCHA for reconsideration. Tenant claimed that the dog was a service animal.

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Washington v. Olatoye: Index No. 8697 (101239/16), 2019 NY Slip Op 04644 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 6/11/19; Acosta, PJ, Manzanet-Daniels, Kapnick, Kohn, Oing, JJ)