SAN FRANCISCO – A governmental agency alleges a San Francisco property owner discriminated against a tenant by refusing to accommodate her request for a service animal.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a complaint on March 30 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Grisez Buchanan LLC, Jerold Grisez and Does 1 through 10 alleging housing and public accommodation discrimination.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Nancy Good was not provided proper accommodation by the defendants. The suit states Good signed a lease with the defendants in 1990 and submitted a request to keep an emotional support animal as prescribed by her psychologist in 2015. The plaintiff holds Grisez Buchanan LLC, Grisez and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly denied Good's request stating that the property is a "pet-free" facility.
The plaintiff seeks for the defendants to cease and desist their discriminatory conduct, pay Good no less than $50,000 for actual damages, three times her actual damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Jon M. Ichinaga, Paula Pearlman and Irina Trasovan of Department of Fair Employment and Housing in Los Angeles.
San Francisco County Superior Court Case number CGC17557864