- Home ownership
- Prescription drugs
- Health care
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)
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
AARP Foundation Litigation presents a discussion of cases before the Court during the upcoming term, highlighting those having a significant impact on people age 50 and older. Read (PDF)
An interview with AARP Foundation Litigation's Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney, with the Age Discrimination in Employment team. See if any of the questions you may have about age discrimination mirror the ones she answered for call-in listeners. Watch
Accepting AFL's brief arguments, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that disparate impact age discrimination claims brought under the Maine Human Rights Act must be evaluated under a "business necessity" standard. McCarthy discusses the case in Mainebiz. Read
Posting by Goodwin discusses a brief filing in which AARP and AARP Foundation Litigation participated on biologic drugs. Read
The Washington Post article by Jonnelle Marte (Feb. 8) reports on the decision out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on the Department of Labor's rule. 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 more than 15 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.