Marinelli Featured on CAI Podcast

Marinelli Featured on CAI Podcast
Is it an Emotional Support Animal? – Common Interest Podcast Episode 11
July 15, 2019

Laura Marinelli, vice chair of the Firm's Condominium and Community Associations Practice, was interviewed by the Community Association Institute's (CAI) podcast, Common Interest. Laura discussed the issue of emotional support animals in condominium associations. She offered insight on how a board might be able to determine whether a dog is a pet or an actual ESA.

"This issue has been growing and growing.. I would say that on average our office is handling at least three to five of these requests per week," said Laura. "I am seeing more and more claims filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights alleging discrimination. On average, I usually have two to three investigations going at a time now."