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Two Independent Living Lawsuits Settle

What's at Stake

Because the incidence of disability increases with age, and more and more people of all ages with disabilities are living independently, the principles at stake in these lawsuits are important to a wide range of people. The applicability of federal and state housing and disability anti-discrimination protections to continuing care retirement communities and residential care is an emerging area of the law, and AARP is working vigorously to enforce the principles of these critical civil rights laws in order to allow older people to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible.

Case Status

Sally Herriot and Channing House amicably resolved the litigation between them after the federal district court entered summary judgment in favor of Channing House, and prior to a hearing on the appeal taken by Herriot. Lillian Hyatt settled her dispute prior to consideration by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Find the most recent 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.

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