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How can a board best tackle a quality-of-life issue that pits shareholders against one another?
I represented a Manhattan co-op in connection with a series of incidents involving a shareholder’s dog that had bitten a resident in an elevator, after prior incidents in which the dog had tried to attack other dogs in the building. The board wanted to bar the dog from riding in the elevator when other residents or dogs were present in it. Exacerbating the situation was that a modernization of the passenger elevator forced all residents, and dogs, to take the building’s service elevator.