MSPCA Honors Suffolk University Law School Legal Clinic Attorneys

6/2/2005

The pair was honored for their work in representing Chelsea public housing residents who were fighting unreasonable pet policies which threatened their rights to keep companion pets in their homes.

“The new pet policy contained an exception for people with disabilities,” explained Berman, assistant clinical professor of law, “and a number of our clients were disabled people who relied on their pets to help them. Yet the Housing Authority rejected our clients' claims under this exception.”

Recently, the Chelsea Housing Authority agreed to settle one of the suits.

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