Case Name: Pitts v. Greenstein
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. MD La. Docket: 3:10-cv-00635
Case Result: Louisiana agreed to restore needed home and community-based services to enable Medicaid recipients to remain in the community.
Case Name: Bilski v. Kappos
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 08-964
Case Result: Court held that the claimed "business method" was not patent eligible but left unanswered which "business method" patents would be upheld in the future.
Case Name: Oster v. Wagner
Court: U.S. Ct. App. 9th Cir. Docket: 09-17581
Case Issue: Does state law reducing in home Medicaid services violate the Supremacy Clause?
Case Name: Ball v. Betlach (formerly Rodgers)
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Az. Docket: CV-00-67
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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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.