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US parents win court battle to evict son

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Michael Rotondo, left, sits during an eviction proceeding in Syracuse, N.Y., brought by his parents, Mark and Christina, of Camillus. The two parents confer with their lawyer, Anthony Adorante, in the court gallery behind. Rotondo told the judge Tuesday, May 22, 2018, he knows his parents want him out of their Camillus home, near Syracuse. But he argued he's entitled to six months more time. Image: Douglass Dowty /The Syracuse Newspapers via AP

An upstate New York couple have won a court case to force their 30-year-old son to leave home.

Mark and Christina Rotondo took the matter to the Onondaga County Supreme Court after their son Michael ignored five notices between February and April requesting he leave their home in Camillus, about 420 kilometres north-west of Manhattan, reported.

After spending 30 minutes arguing with the younger Rotondo, Justice Donald Greenwood ordered him to leave the house and for adult protective services to investigate.

Rotondo had earlier cited a prior case which showed family members are allowed six months notice prior to eviction, which the judge said an appellate court decision had overriden.

Greenwood said Rotondo's demand for six more months in the house was "outrageous," which was the same word the plaintiff used to describe the judge's eviction order.

No specific deadline for Rotondo to leave was mentioned in court, though his parents' lawyer Anthony Adorante said reasonable time would be allowed for him vacate.

After telling reporters outside the court that he planned to appeal the decision, Rotondo returned to his parents' home.

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