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Docket: Health


Case Name: St. Louis Effort for AIDS v. Huff

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 8th Cir.    Docket: 114-1520

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Missouri law that restricts access to impartial consumer assistance under the Affordable Care Act is preempted by ACA.

Case Name: Sergeants Benevolent Ass'n Health and Welfare Fund v. Sanofi-Aventis

Court: U.S. Supreme Court   Docket: 15-1525

Read AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF) 

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?

Case Name: Shuts v. Covenant Holdco

Court: Cal. Ct. App.    Docket: A132805

Read SummaryDecision of Aug. 15, 2012, AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF) and Press Release

Case Result: Class action permitted against nursing facility chain challenging understaffing of its facilities.

Case Name: State ex rel. Cleveland Right to Life v. State of Ohio Controlling Board

Court: Supreme Court Ohio   Docket: 13-1668

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed this challenge to the Medicaid expansion, ruling that the expansion was approved according to the rules that were set by the state legislature. In the court's opinion, its involvement would have been an inapproriate intrusion into political issues.

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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 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.