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Officials: Landlords Discriminated Against Tenant

Landlords discriminated against a former tenant by trying to evict her after her daughter visited with her service dog.

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    Officials: Landlords Discriminated Against Tenant
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    The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled that Norridgewock landlords discriminated against a former tenant by trying to evict her after her daughter visited with her service dog.

    The commission also found by a 5-0 vote on Monday that Oakley and Donna Brann retaliated against Dawn Zammuto for filing a complaint with the commission.

    The Morning Sentinel reports that the rulings mean a 90-day conciliation will begin, during which the parties can attempt to settle the matter out of court.

    Zammuto says she was threatened with eviction in August when her disabled daughter visited with her service dog for five days.

    The Branns said she broke the lease's no-pets clause.

    The Branns' attorney disagreed with the decision, saying the original eviction order was withdrawn. They evicted Zammuto later for non-payment of rent.

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