Kicker: Failure to launch


MARY REICHARD, HOST: The movie Failure to Launch showcased the problem many parents today have getting their adult children to move out.

AUDIO: The boy’s 35 years old! It’s gonna take a stick o’ dynamite to get me out of my parents’ house.

Mark and Christina Rotondo in Camillus, New York spent months trying to get their unemployed 30-year old son Michael to get a job and a place of his own.

After giving him numerous demands in writing— the fed up couple took him to court.

Faced with immediate eviction— Rotondo told the judge—

ROTONDO: A 6-month notice to quit is a reasonable amount of time for someone who has been depending on persons for support.

The judge didn’t see it that way and ordered Rotundo out. He says he’ll appeal.

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(Douglass Dowty /The Syracuse Newspapers via AP) Michael Rotondo, left, sits during an eviction proceeding in Syracuse, N.Y., brought by his parents, Mark and Christina, of Camillus.

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