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Docket: Health

    

Case Name: Bennett v. St. John's Home

Court: N.Y. Supreme Court   Docket: 9516/10

Decided: 5/8/2015

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Appellate court affirmed a lower court's holding that the defendant nursing home established that they provided appropriate care and treatment and did not violate the state and federal laws identified by the plaintiff.

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

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

Decided: 4/10/2015

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: Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center

Court: U.S. Supreme Court   Docket: 14-15

Decided: 3/31/2015

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Medicaid health care providers do not have standing to sue to enforce Medicaid Act to compel state to set reimbursement rates at adequate level to ensure all beneficiaries have access to needed services.

Case Name: Hughes v. Pham

Court: Cal. Supreme Court   Docket: S221650

Decided: 2/18/2015

Read Summary and Amicus Letter Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Court remanded case without addressing the constitutionality of the cap.

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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.