Eviction delayed from 'Real Housewives' mansion

The Associated PressJuly 18, 2014 

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FILE - In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga, left, poses with her husband Joe during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 show in Miami Beach, Fla. A judge on Thursday, July 17, 2014 ruled a tenant who is renting the Gorgas' Montvale, N.J. home may stay for 17 more days provided he makes a $25,000 payment.

LYNNE SLADKY, FILE — AP Photo

— "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Melissa and Joe Gorga won't be able to move back into their Montville mansion just yet.

A judge on Thursday ruled the tenant who is renting it may stay for 17 more days provided he makes a $25,000 payment.

The Gorgas have been seeking to evict Kai Patterson, saying he has not been making payments on his $20,000-a-month lease-purchase agreement for the home in Montville.

Attorney Frank Catania said the Gorgas want to return to Montville from Franklin Lakes, where they've been renting, in order to register their three children for school.

Outside of court, Joe Gorga told The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1qNKKSC ) that Patterson was "scamming" him.

Patterson claims he paid for repairs that the Gorgas never had done.

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