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Docket: Health


Case Name: Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 7th Cir.   Docket: 13-886 & 13-936

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Issue: Can nursing facility be held liable under the False Claims Act for substandard care as reported by facility employees?

Case Name: Amgen v. Sanofi

Court: U.S. Ct. App. Fed. Cir.  Docket: 17-1480  

Read AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Issue: Can the sale of a life-saving drug be enjoined due to patent infringement?  

Case Name: Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center

Court: U.S. Supreme Court   Docket: 14-15

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Medicaid health care providers do not have standing to sue to enforce Medicaid Act to compel state to set reimbursement rates at adequate level to ensure all beneficiaries have access to needed services.

Case Name: Ball v. Betlach (formerly Rodgers)

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Az.    Docket: CV-00-67

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Case Result: In settlement, state agreed to deliver critical home and community based services as scheduled; remedy any gaps in service within two hours; maintain backup workers to cover gaps; keep an 800 line available for reporting gaps in service; report monthly on level of gaps in service; and pay attorneys fees and costs.

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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
Legal Advocacy

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.