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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:01 PM

Son joins suit by Burlingame CA woman, 97, who fought eviction

97-year-old Marie Hatch, who has cancer, was served with a 60-day notice in February to vacate the Craftsman cottage she has lived in for 66 years. In 1950, Hatch said, she was given a verbal agreement, which was passed down through generations of ownership, that she could live in the cottage for the rest of her life

The son of a 97-year-old Burlingame woman who died in March after being ordered to vacate the home she’d lived in for 66 years has signed onto a lawsuit against her landlord.

Gary Hatch, 74, filed a motion Tuesday in San Mateo County Superior Court to be the successor in the suit. His mother, Marie Hatch, filed her legal action with the law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy six days before she died at home of natural causes following a bad cold.

The firm was continuing to pursue the suit on behalf of the Hatch family. The filing by the woman’s only son, who also lives on the Peninsula, clarifies his standing in the case.

The lawsuit contends breach of contract, elder abuse and intentional infliction of emotional distress by the landlord, David Kantz. According to Hatch, three generations of women who owned the cottage she lived in promised her she could stay there for life, and Kantz — whose late wife was the last of the three women — violated that trust by hitting her with a 60-day eviction notice in February.


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yeoman6987 Mar 2016 #1

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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:05 PM

1. I'm not sure how this lawsuit will go


Legally she was able to live until she died in the house. The eviction becomes void upon death. Interesting to see how this plays out.

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