Arizona family settles advertising suit with newspaper

February 19, 1998
The owner of a Sierra Vista apartment complex will pay $64,000 and a newspaper will pay $11,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against a family who wanted to live in a section of the complex designated adults-only.
     Nick Novasic, owner of Plaza Apartments, was accused of violating the 1989 Fair Housing Act by excluding families with children from a section of his complex. The Sierra Vista Herald was accused in the suit of publishing advertisements that included a reference to the reserved adult section.