- AFL Housing Initiatives
- AFL Isolation Initiatives
- AFL Income Initiatives
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.
AARP Foundation Litigation expertise spans many specific areas of federal and state law, including:
- Discrimination in employment against older workers
- Consumer, financial fraud and utilities
- Employee benefits, including pensions
- Investor protection
- Health including long-term services and supports, Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drug affordability
- Housing, including predatory mortgage lending, and livable communities
- Low-income benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Voting rights, access to courts, guardianship, grandparenting
(The cases accessible through the hyperlinks above list cases in which AFL has been active, listed in reverse chronological order)
AFL Attorney McCann's Testimony Before the EEOC Discusses the Persistence of Age Discrimination in Employment
Despite the 50 years since the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, discrimination in the workplace is still prevelant. Attorney McCann cites some of the problems facing older workers in her EEOC testimony. Read Press Release and McCann Testimony
In the April issue, AARP Bulletin continues its discussion of the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in nursing facilities often without appropriate consent. AARP Foundation Litigation filed a lawsuit in Delaware addressing this same issue that is proving to be a problem throughout the country. Read
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in favor of the Department of Labor’s conflict of interest rule. The rule makes brokers and advisers do what’s best for clients, instead of looking out for themselves. Read
Zamudio (AP) highlights the testimony of AFL Attorney McCann before the EEOC regarding the ongoing prevalence of discrimination against older individuals in the workplace. Read Article and McCann Testimony
The Treasury Dept. agreed to stop seizing tax refunds to pay off old family debts. As a result, approximately 65,000 people are now eligible to recover up to $56 million in refunds. Read
Search Legal Advocacy
Find cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases. The cases within the drop-down categories below are in alphabetical order for ease of searching.
Strengthening Law and Policy through
Our legal advocacy initiatives - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect nearly 20 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four impact areas: Tackling Senior Hunger, Paving the Way to Stable Income, assuring the adequacy and availability of Safe and Afffordable Housing and Reconnecting People to Families and Communities, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.