Legal Tips – The Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act How Will It Impact Community Associations?

The issue of emotional support and service animals has been a hot-button issue for years as more individuals in community associations designate their dogs or other animals "assistance animals" (which includes both service and emotional support animals). Community association boards and managers, particularly in those associations with pet restrictions, have likely already seen such accommodation requests.

Article – Court Awards Condo Association over $1 million from Unit Owner and his Attorney for Frivolous Lawsuits

In a victory for Illinois community associations, a Cook County Court judge awarded a Wilmette condominium association and its attorneys over $1 million in sanctions from a unit owner and his attorney who had filed a host of frivolous claims against the association and its board which, per the Court, had "no basis in law or fact." The unit owner and his attorney have until May 1st, 2019 to pay the full amount.