Case Name: Diamond v. Superior Ct. State of Cal., County of Santa Clara
Court: Ct. App. State of Cal., 6th App. Dist. Docket: H038734
Case Result: A homeowner association must strictly comply with statutory notice requirements prior to initiating a judicial foreclosure based on a homeowner assessment lien.
Case Name: Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action v. Twp. of Mt. Holly
Court: U.S. Ct. App. 3d Cir.
Case Result: Evidence in pre-trial motions established a prima facie case of disparate impact discrimination on the basis of race and national origin under the Fair Housing Act.
Case Name: United Homes v. Barkley
Court: U.S. Ct. App. 2d Cir. Docket: 12:2909; 12:2912; 12:3619; 12:3621
Case Result: AFL collected attorney's fees awarded in Barkley v. Olympia from defendants, United Homes, after compelling disclosure of financial statements and assets showing that principals of United Homes had transferred the assets in order to avoid paying the judgment.
Case Name: Twp. of Mt. Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 11-1507
Case Issue: Are disparate impact claims cognizable under Fair Housing Act?
Case Name: Bilaal v. Abell
Court: D.C. Superior Ct.
Case Issue: Did defendants conspire to deceive older D.C. homeowners into transferring title to their homes under the guise of loaning them money to stop the foreclosure?
Case Name: Barkley v. United Homes
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ED N.Y. Docket: 04-cv-875-(RJD)(KAM)
Case Issue: Did a real estate developer conspire with lenders, appraisers, and attorneys to target first time, minority home purchasers in the sale of homes that were cosmetically repaired and "flipped" at values far in excess of their real value?
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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.