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Docket: Health

    

Case Name: Griffith v. Aultman Hospital

Court: Ohio Supreme Court    Docket: 14-1055

Decided: 3/23/2016

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: The Supreme Court of Ohio reverses the lower court which ruled that the definition of "medical record" under state law is restricted to only those records that providers choose to keep in their medical records department. Patients have a right under Ohio law to access their full medical record.

Case Name: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation (In re)

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 1st Cir.  Docket: 14-2071

Decided: 2/22/2016

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: The first circuit held that "pay-for-delay" agreements do not necessarily have to involve a cash payment to be scrutinized under antitrust law.

Case Name: Caplinger v. Medtronic

Court: U.S. Supreme Court  Docket: 15-321

Decided: 1/11/2016

Read AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: The U.S. Supreme Court denied the cert petition.

Case Name: Wert v. Manorcare of Carlisle Pa.

Court: Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Middle District   Docket: No. 62 MAP 2014

Decided: 10/27/2015

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Case Result: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed that an arbitration agreement is invalid when an integral provision - here, the use of the National Arbitration Forum as the arbitral forum - cannot be executed.

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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 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.