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Disney sued by dog trainer who takes poodles to parks

Susan Grill stands out when she walks her pack of service dogs — white poodles with brightly colored tassels — around Walt Disney World.

Grill, who has epilepsy and migraines, is accusing the company of harassing her when she brings the animals to the park’s property. She sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for discrimination and retaliation in Orlando federal court this week. The lawsuit is seeking compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and an order protecting Grill on her trips to Disney.

Disney allows service animals — a dog or a miniature horse trained to help its owner with a disability, according to Disney’s definition — at most places within its Orlando theme parks and hotels, according to its website.

“This person’s complaints were already reviewed by the Florida Commission on Human Rights, which found that no unlawful practice occurred,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement.


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