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AARP Foundation Litigation: A Public Interest Law Firm at the Intersection of Aging and Social Justice

AARP Foundation conducts legal advocacy through its litigating arm, AARP Foundation Litigation, which advocates for systemic change in federal and state courts nationwide to advance the legal rights and interests of people 50 and older, particularly vulnerable individuals and those living with low income. Specifically, we file and support lawsuits that will have a significant impact on senior poverty by:

  • Reducing barriers to employment, including self-employment
  • Increasing access to public and private benefits
  • Protecting consumers by stopping unlawful business practices and securing refunds for those who lost money
  • Lowering out-of-pocket costs for key expenses, such as housing, food, and health care
  • Promoting more equitable outcomes across these areas             

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AARP Foundation Supreme Court 2022 Preview





During the 2021 term, the Supreme Court returned to in-person oral arguments after over a year of conducting them remotely. For the third term in a row, the composition of the Court changed, welcoming Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a justice in the history of the Court.

The conservative justices joined to write on several hot button issues including gun rightsreligionabortion, and the environment. The Court also decided several cases that undermined the rights and interests of older adults, including residents of Puerto Rico and older adults suffering emotional distress.

This year, the Court will again hear several cases affecting the lives of people over 50. Our preview describes those cases and includes AARP Foundation attorneys’ predictions about legal issues that may reach the Court in the future.

As always, AARP Foundation will continue to advocate for and fiercely defend older adults and work for systemic change in courts across the country, including the Supreme Court.  


In the News

Supreme Court agrees with AARP and AARP Foundation to end “Home Equity Theft”

Unanimous decision protects homeowners—most of whom are 50 and older—from paying the government more than they may owe in property taxes.

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Parties Reach Amicable Resolution in Social Media Job Ads Dispute

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), two individual CWA members, and Target have reached a consensual resolution in a dispute under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which covers workers age 40 and older, and similar state laws. 

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Tips on How to Avoid “Resident Dumping”

Do you know what patient dumping is? Learn if you or a loved one are at risk – and what to do about it.

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