This year again, the court will hear several cases concerning the lives of people over the age of 50. Our overview describes these cases and includes the predictions of the AARP Foundation`s lawyers on legal issues that could reach the court in the future. Dan Kohrman is Senior Counsel in the Legal Advocacy Unit of the AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL). Dan represents older workers in class actions and individual lawsuits in trial courts, and AARP itself in amicus briefs before appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of Dan`s cases involve claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He has also filed numerous briefs for the AARP to challenge the state`s voter identification laws. Dan has been with the AFL since 2001. Previously, he worked for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). Dan holds a BA from Yale College, an MA from Princeton University`s Woodrow Wilson School and a JD from Columbia Law School.
From 1984 to 85, Dan worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Stanley S. Brotman in the U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J. Dan has three children in his twenties. Ms. Silverstein is Senior Counsel for AARP Foundation Litigation, where she works on equitable housing, disability rights and low-income issues. Ms. Silverstein has heard from important cases where the rights of persons with disabilities have been established in public and private housing, including assisted living facilities, retirement communities, and community planning and redevelopment. She was the lead counsel in Cason v. Rochester Housing Authority, the first case to be brought on behalf of tenants with disabilities under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, which found that housing providers could not determine whether applicants could live independently, but could only test their ability to meet the relevant rental requirements. She has been a leader in advocating for various impacts under the Fair Housing Act as co-counsel in Citizens in Action v. Mt.
Holly Township in her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and as the author of the Supreme Court amicus on behalf of AARP, Lambda Legal Defense, the National Disability Rights Network and several other organizations. Ms. Silverstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. She was a Community Builder Fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She began her career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at Southern Tier Legal Services in Bath, NY, and has worked for other law firms in Western New York. Information on the legal advocacy work of the AARP Foundation is available online. Problem in U.S. District Court ED N.Y.: Did Live Well Financial and Celink violate reverse mortgage agreements and applicable law by paying property taxes on elderly homeowners in advance without legal authorization and without notice, and then wrongly demanding repayment of personal funds? Meryl Grenadier is Senior Counsel at AARP Foundation Litigation. Her work includes national litigation and legal advice on behalf of low-income older adults. She works in the areas of health law, civil rights, elder abuse, pension benefits and consumer protection.
Prior to joining the AARP Foundation, Meryl was a partner at a boutique litigation firm in D.C., where she worked on a variety of complex issues, including whistleblower issues, consumer class actions, and commercial litigation. Meryl is a member of the Litigation Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council of the D.C. Bar Foundation. Meryl holds a Bachelor of Political Science and a Bachelor of Journalism from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Talevski v Health & Hospital Corp. by Marion Cty. In accordance with our mandate, the Seventh Circuit noted that the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act creates a private right of action under Section 1983 to enforce a violation of the resident`s right to free chemical restrictions and illegal discharges. Decision (PDF) (27.07.2021) The AARP Foundation provides legal representation through its litigation arm, AARP Foundation Litigation, which advocates for systemic change in federal and state courts nationwide to promote the legal rights and interests of people aged 50 and over, particularly vulnerable and low-income people. Specifically, we are bringing and supporting lawsuits that will have a significant impact on elder poverty by: AARP Foundation Litigation defends and supports the rights of older Americans through the legal system, and combats fraud and consumer discrimination in health care, employment, housing, etc.
Case Problem: Can a borrower seek damages in federal court for a mortgage country`s violation of state law? Ali Naini joined the AARP Foundation Litigation after a career in the District of Columbia Attorney General`s Office and the nonprofit Mobilization for Justice (formerly “MFY”). Case Problem: Can a borrower make defenses and counterclaims under the Predatory Home Lending Practices Act (PHLPA) upon eviction after the foreclosure of the home securing the loan?.