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Farnum v. Silvano
Citation:27 Mass. App. Ct. 536 (1989)
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Viola Farnum (plaintiff) was 90 years old and had been suffering from dementia about three years when she sold her home for approximately half of its market value to Joseph Silvano (defendant). The defendant was 24 years old man and knew the plaintiff from mowing her lawn and doing other landscaping work for her. The execution of the deed was overseen by a lawyer selected and paid for by the defendant. The plaintiff’s nephew sued the defendant on the plaintiff’s behalf to rescind the sale.
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