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Docket: Health


Case Name: Hulsmeyer v. Hospice of Southwest Ohio

Court: Ohio Supreme Court   Docket: 2013-1644 and 2013-1766

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Statute prohibits retaliation against an employee of a health care facility who reports suspected abuse or neglect of a resident even though employee did not make report to the Department of Health.

Case Name: Univ. of Utah Research Found. v. Ambry Genetics

Court: U.S. Ct. App. Fed. Cir.  Docket: 14-1361

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Myriad's tests for genetic mutations that cause breast cancer were not patent eligible.

Case Name: Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 7th Cir.   Docket: 13-886 & 13-936

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Issue: Can nursing facility be held liable under the False Claims Act for substandard care as reported by facility employees?

Case Name: King v. Burwell (formerly Sebelius)

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 4th Cir.    Docket: 14-1158

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Case Result: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that the IRS rule that permits a tax credit to subsidize premiums for qualified individuals who purchase health insurance on a federally facilitated exchange was validly issued.

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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.