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Docket: Health

    

Case Name: Williams v. Penn Ctr. for Rehab. and Care

Court: Superior Ct. of Pa., E. Div.   Docket: 1167 EDA 2014

Read AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result:  The court held that the issues on appeal were waived due to the appellant's failure to obtain and cite to the Notes of Testimony in the post-trial motion for a new trial. The substantive issues addressed in the amicus brief were not decided by the court because the appellant lost on procedural grounds.

Case Name: Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee

Court: U.S. Supreme Court  Docket: 15-446

Decided: 6/20/2016

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Court validated PTO rules for inter partes review of patents.

Case Name: Universal Health Servs. v. U.S. and Mass. ex rel. Escobar and Correa

Court: U.S. Supreme Court   Docket: 15-7

Decided: 6/16/2016

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling favored the plaintiffs, the federal government and Massachusetts, but it remanded the case rather than affirming the lower court's ruling for the plaintiffs.

Case Name: U.S. ex rel. Colquitt v. Abbott Labs

Court: U.S. Dist Ct. ND Tex.    Docket: 06-cv-01769-M

Decided: 4/7/2016

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Case Result: An eleven person jury issued a verdict for the defendants finding that they did not violate the False Claims Act by promoting unapproved medical devices for use in the vascular systems of primarily older patients.

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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.

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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.