Suit Asks Insurance for Disabled Homeowners With Pit Bulls
The lawsuit from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon says undercover testers called Travelers insurance and a Portland agency four times last year and couldn’t get price quotes after saying they were disabled and used pit bulls for assistance animals.
The lawsuit says that violates the federal Fair Housing Act. A lawyer for the organization says insurers can deny coverage if they can show a particular dog’s history of aggression demonstrates a threat, but they can’t discriminate against all pit bulls.
The insurers declined to comment. No trial has been scheduled