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Man With HIV Wins Eviction Lawsuit

September 22, 1998

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A federal judge Tuesday barred the eviction of an HIV-positive man who claims a public housing official wants him out to avoid ``contamination″ of an apartment complex.

Clayton Rawhouser, the caregiver for George Watters, who has the virus that causes AIDS, is suing the Elm Creek Housing Authority for discrimination at the Maple Manor apartments, a federally subsidized complex.

The lawsuit accuses Marilyn Gruntorad, manager of the housing board, of telling Rawhouser and Watters they were ``AIDS infested″ and she ``didn’t want Elm Creek or Maple Manor contaminated with AIDS.″

Randall Goyette, her lawyer, wouldn’t comment.

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