Silguero v. CSL Plasma, Incorporated

A Texas plasma “donation” center rejects a man who limps and a woman who uses a service animal. The center claims they’re not in good enough health to give blood; the would-be donors claim the center is discriminating against them because they’re disabled. An Americans with Disabilities Act violation? Not bloody likely, says the Fifth Circuit; the center would have to be a “service establishment” for the ADA to apply, and getting paid for your blood isn’t a service. But we’re more sanguine about your chances under the state ADA equivalent. That question we certify to the Supreme Court of Texas.

Tags: 2018, ADA, Discrimination, Fifth Circuit

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