Colorado couple getting $50,000 after dog housing lawsuit

The Idaho Department of Administration says the state paid more than $200,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former University of Idaho College of Law student against the school. (Source: MGN)
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado HOA must pay $50,000 to a couple after not allowing a woman to stay in the complex with her emotional support dog, despite the woman showing documentation.

The Aspen Times reported that a judge resolved the dispute between the Creekside Condominium Homeowner's Association and Jason Nielson and his partner Kirsten Swick.

According to officials the argument was over Swick's emotional support dog and whether or not it met the association's criteria for reasonable accommodation against its no-dogs policy.

The court order requires the association to follow Fair Housing Act training, as well as adopt new policies in regards to accommodation and animal assistance.