WATCH: 49ers’ Sued For $10 Million After Fan, Service Dog Kicked Out of Levi’s Stadium

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The San Francisco 49ers are currently in hot water with one disgruntled fan as he filed a lawsuit against the team in the amount of $10 million. Watch the video below via TMZ as everything unfolds…

The fan said that the team violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they kicked out him and his service dog from Levi’s Stadium — causing the fan to have a seizure.

According to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Jan. 7, the incident took place on Nov. 29 in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. James Hilburn said he had no problems entering the stadium, however once inside police and security asked him to leave due to his Alaskan malamute, Bear.

This was a direct violation of Levi’s Stadium’s animal policies which allows service animals inside the stadium. “Animals are not permitted in Levi’s® Stadium with the exception of service animals and service animals in training.

Hilburn said he suffers from myclonic dystonia which causes seizures and that the stressful encounter with the police caused him to have one.

Bear is trained to alert Hilburn when a seizure is about to happen and Bear can be heard giving out a yelp (warning) in the video. The lawsuit claims that stadium security discriminated against Hilburn, acting with “oppression, fraud and malice.”

The 49ers said they do not comment on pending litigation.

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, this will need to be cleaned up in a hurry, as I’m sure service animals will be plentiful during Super Bowl Sunday.

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