|Attorney who allegedly called renter's request for emotional support animal 'BS' DQ'd from representing management client|
ORLANDO — A federal court has disqualified an attorney whom the court considers
a "necessary witness" from representing a property management company in a Fair
Housing Act case where an Orlando woman alleges it wrongfully challenged her
need for an emotional support animal (ESA).
The court ruled Swistak will be disqualified as the defendant's counsel with U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Smith stating Swistak "is a necessary witness to disputed facts."