Plasma Collection Centers Deemed Not An ADA Service Establishment

Do plasma collection centers qualify as a “service establishment” under the ADA’s Title III “place of public accommodation” or as a public facility under Chapter 121 of the Texas Human Resource Code (THRC)? CSL Plasma, Inc deferred Mark Silguero and Amy Wolfe from donating plasma to their center for reasons relating to their respective disabilities. Silguero and Wolfe sued. The district court found in favor of CSL and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision. The Fifth Circuit also certified the THRC questions to the Supreme Court of Texas. Read more here (including multiple definitions for the word service) here.