Case Name: St. Louis Effort for AIDS v. Huff
Court: U.S. Ct. App. 8th Cir. Docket: 114-1520
Case Result: Missouri law that restricts access to impartial consumer assistance under the Affordable Care Act is preempted by ACA.
Case Name: Sandoz v. Amgen
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 15-1039
Case Result: Consistent with our brief, a unanimous court held that under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), a generic biosimilar applicant may provide notice of commercial marketing prior to obtaining licensure from the FDA. Amgen argued that such marketing resulted in extended exclusivity for its monopoly power. The court's decision speeds up the time for generic biosimilars to enter the market, to the benefit of consumers. The court also held that the BPCIA is not enforceable by injunction under federal law, an issue that we did not address.
Case Name: Sergeants Benevolent Ass'n Health and Welfare Fund v. Sanofi-Aventis
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 15-1525
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Case Issue: Where purchasers allege that a manufacturer misrepresented a drug's safety to prescribing doctors to increase sales, does the presence of the doctor break the causal chain - for the purposes of RICO causation - between the misrepresentation and and purchasers' economic injuries?
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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.