Coed sues after landlord banishes assistance dog

April 04, 2016
A Grand Valley State University student is suing Meadow Crossing Apartments after its managers denied her request to have Izzy, her medically prescribed assistance dog, live with her.
     Marissa Biesbrock, a second-year chemistry major, claims Izzy, a 4-year-old miniature Chihuahua, has helped reduce her symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder.
     She and the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan are suing Silveri Management Company after she was denied a request to keep the dog in an apartment she planned to lease with three roommates near Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus.