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On The Docket: Active in the Courts for You

Explore all recent cases (in reverse chronological order of activity) in which AARP Foundation Litigation has filed, or that have been decided by the court. View an alphabetical case listing by issue area, under "Find Legal Cases."

U.S. Supreme Court Preview, 2017

AARP Foundation Litigation presents a discussion of cases before the Court during the upcoming term, highlighting those having a significant impact on people age 50 and older.

About AARP Foundation Litigation

 

AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.

AARP Foundation Litigation expertise spans many specific areas of federal and state law, including:

(The cases accessible through the hyperlinks above list cases in which AFL has been active, listed in reverse chronological order)

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Find Legal Cases

Find cases, listed in alphabetical order, in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases.

Consumer and Utilities

Employee Benefits

Employment Discrimination

Health

Housing

Investor Protection

Low-Income Benefits

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Strengthening Law and Policy through Legal Advocacy

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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 HungerPaving 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.

AARP Foundation Litigation Initiatives

Housing

Attorneys of AFL champion cases ensuring safe and adequate housing

Isolation

AFL advocacy initiatives pilot cases breaking down walls of isolation

Hunger

Foundation litigation recognizes senior hunger

Income

AFL addresses legal issues focused on earning and protecting a stable income

In The Spotlight

AARP and AARP Foundation Successfully Challenge California's Failure to Enforce Against Nursing Facilities for Patient Dumping

In 2016, AARP and AARP Foundation notified the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that California was failing to enforce the Nursing Home Reform Act by failing to have a system for adjudicating resident appeals when a nursing facility resident is involuntarily discharged from a facility. On August 17, 2017, California was notified that it must promptly make corrective actions for residents who successfully challenge such a discharge – also known as patient dumping.

Are Drugs Being Misused in Nursing Facilities?

In the April issue, "AARP Bulletin" continues its discussion of the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in nursing facilities often without appropriate consent. AARP Foundation Litigation filed a lawsuit in Delaware addressing this same issue that is proving to be a problem throughout the country.

California Supreme Court Issues a Decision Agreeing With AARP

The California Supreme Court issued a positive decision in the case McGill v. Citibank protecting consumers.

AFL Continues Efforts in Support of the Department of Labor's Conflict of Interest Regulation

AARP Foundation Litigation has filed amicus briefs in multiple courts in support of the regulation requiring investment advisors working on retirement plan accounts to operate in the “best interest” of customers.

AFL's Continued Support of DOL's Conflict of Interest Regulation and Addressing Fixed Indexed Annuities

AARP Foundation Litigation filed amicus briefs in the two most recent appeals courts to accept briefing in support of the regulation requiring investment advisors working on retirement plan accounrts to operate in the "best interest" of customers, and to ensure that the recommendation of fixed indexed annuities also is in their best interest.

Discrimination in the High-Tech Industry

AARP Foundation Litigation's Senior Attorney Laurie McCann presented testimony before the EEOC on pervasive age discrimination in the high-tech industry, even as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50 years old.

In the News

Can a Nursing Facility Refuse to Readmit a Resident?

NPR's Ina Jaffe presents the issue of a nursing home eviction for a resident who has won the right to readmission.

Seizing Tax Refunds to Stop

The Treasury Dept. agreed to stop seizing tax refunds to pay off old family debts. As a result, approximately 65,000 people are now eligible to recover up to $56 million in refunds.

Women Over Age 50 Still Face Discrimination

The pervasiveness of age discrimination and its impact on women over the age of 50 is highlighted by Weber in this article. AARP Foundation Litigation continues to address age discrimination across gender lines.

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