Farrah Law successfully represented Richard Nunez, the surviving husband, and the three children of Rosanna Camilo, who was raped and murdered on November 21, 2011 in her apartment at the Fairlawn Cameo Estates apartment complex in the Mattapan section of Boston, in a lawsuit against the complex owner and its management company for failing to adequately protect Ms. Camilo against the risk of harm from reasonably foreseeable criminal activity. This action, in which Albert Farrah asked in closing arguments that the jury award nearly $30 million to his clients, settled on confidential terms after two weeks of trial during the second day of jury deliberations. Click on button below to read Boston Globe article about this lawsuit.
Albert Farrah has more than 40 years of experience helping individuals and businesses throughout Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. he assists clients in matters relating to wrongful death and personal injury law, commercial and business litigation, construction litigation and real estate litigation, among other specialties. He also represent religious and non profit organizations.
He has deep experience in matters brought under the Massachusetts wrongful death statute and has secured many multi million dollar and high six figure plus verdicts and settlements on behalf of the estates of persons killed by drunk drivers, as the result of the negligence of landlords - both in connection with apartment fires and due to the failure to protect against foreseeable criminal activity - and on behalf of the estates of persons killed by automobiles, tractor trailers and buses, as well as on behalf of persons injured in construction accidents.
He also has extensive commercial and business litigation experience and successes, including, to name a few:
$3.7 million lost profits verdict (with interest, judgment entered for nearly $7.2 million), in a 27 day jury trial against the Town of Rockport, MA.
Successful defense of multi million dollar claims against the owner of 500,000 square feet of artist loft space in Boston by the Boston Rent Equity Board.
Successful defense of $5 million securities fraud claim against lawyer/CPA.
Successful, confidential resolution of multi-million dollar partneship dispute involving multiple Boston commercial properties after 17 day arbitration before a three attorney panel of arbitrators.
$1.7 million jury verdict in minority shareholder/partnership lawsuit.
Successful defense of architect's claim for $1.3 million in additional fees against developer of new hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Successful defense of $1 million counterclaim in partnership dispute involving Massachusetts CPA firm.
Secured first plaintiff's verdict in Massachusetts Business Litigation Session on behalf of Asian owned funeral home. Judgment for $750,000.
Secured numerous seven figure plus settlements in wrongful death actions on behalf of the estate of persons injured as the result of the negligence of others.
Albert Farrah Approved As Plaintiffs'
Steering Committee Member In $143 Million
Columbia Gas Consolidated Class Action Litigation
After more than six months of intensive mediation and negotiation, lawyers representing residents and businesses of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts have successfully settled claims for persons and businesses affected by the September 13, 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions. Albert Farrah is a member of the court approved Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee leading the consolidated class action lawsuit against Columbia Gas and others.
This settlement, subject to court approval, is separate from the money paid to the towns to cover infrastructure repairs and other expenses, as well as from the individual claims involving personal injuries and wrongful death. Residents and businesses will be able to submit claims upon the settlement receiving final approval from the court.
Residents will be entitled to recover compensation for the displacement and disruption of their lives the catastrophe caused, and property damage not previously paid for by Columbia Gas. Businesses will be able to claim lost income, lost inventory and the loss of goodwill.
On December 20, 2016, the twelfth day of trial, an Essex Superior Court jury returned a verdict in favor of Farrah Law's funeral home client and a local Archdiocesan cemetery, exonerating both in actions brought by two families seeking substantial emotional distress damages, who claimed the defendants had buried bodies in the wrong cemetery graves.
Mr. Farrah has represented professionals in the death care industry for over thirty years, including cemetery developers and managers, and counts among his current clients leading eastern Massachusetts funeral service providers.
In Kelleher v. Squires, a derivative shareholders' action currently pending in the Massachusetts Business Litigation Session, Albert Farrah successfuly opposed an effort under Massachusetts General Laws, c. 156D, section 7.44(f) seeking court appointment of an independent panel to make a threshold determination of whether the lawsuit was in the best interest of the corporation and should be allowed to proceed or instead be dismissed.
Chapter 156D is modeled after the American Bar Association's Model Business Corporation Act that contains a similar provision for appointment of an independent panel. This decision is believed to be the the first case in the nation analyzing whether or not to appoint such a panel. Click here to read the decision.
Click here to read the front page article about the decision in the February 15, 2016 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
After six days of trial an Essex Superior Court jury returned a $1.7 million verdict in favor of Albert Farrah's clients in a dispute involving inter family real estate partnerships and close corporations. To read more click here.
Farrah and Farrah represented the estate of Binland Lee, who died in a catastrophic fire at 87 Linden Street, Boston in 2013. That fire and the family's tragic loss were the centerpiece of a Boston Globe Spotlight Team series on the epedemic of overcrowding of student housing in Boston.