A Dog in a Sorority House Is at the Center of a Federal Court Battle

From TIME - November 14, 2017

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)A federal judge is deciding whether a dog trained to help an Ohio State University student during panic attacks can stay at her sorority house despite another students allergy.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the university ordered Madeleine Entine to remove her dog, Cory, from the Chi Omega sorority house because another resident, Carly Goldman, complained that the dog inflamed her allergies and, in turn, her Crohns disease.

A school official determined that both students were protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the only solution was to allow Goldman to stay because she signed up for her room first.

Entine filed a temporary restraining order against the university on Oct. 26. U.S District Judge Algenon Marbley is weighing whether to issue a permanent injunction allowing her and the dog to stay.

Goldman told the judge at a hearing last month that the dogs presence aggravated digestive issues that left her ill for weeks.


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