APNewsBreak: Son Won't Evict 98-year-old Mom

By Salon Staff

Published March 1, 2012 10:36PM (EST)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has withdrawn a lawsuit trying to evict his 98-year-old mother and will allow her to remain in her home, his attorney said Thursday.

Peter Kantorowski ended the lawsuit against his mother, Mary, that caused an uproar a day before the case was going to trial in Bridgeport Superior Court, said his attorney, Nick D'Agosto.

"It's been resolved in a way where Mary is going to be able to stay in the home," D'Agosto told The Associated Press.

D'Agosto said Thursday that his client has been vilified but in fact cares deeply about his mother. He says Kantorowski wanted his mother to live with him because he was concerned about her living conditions, but she didn't want to leave the home in Fairfield.

"This has never been about displacing Mary necessarily from that home," D'Agosto said. "She always would have had a place to live."

Mary Kantorowski's attorney, Richard Bortolot Jr., said she can take of herself. He said she still does some of her own cooking and is seen regularly in her home by doctors and nurses.

"She's very relieved and very pleased that she does not have to go to trial tomorrow," Bortolot said. "I think it was the right thing to do."

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