Silguero v. CSL Plasma, Inc.

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bars disability discrimination by any covered “place of public accommodation.” The Third and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals have held that a plasma donation center is such a “place of public accommodation” and, therefore, that discrimination by a plasma center on the basis of disability violates Title III of the ADA. The Fifth  Circuit, however, has held that a plasma donation center is not a “place of public accommodation” and, therefore, that discrimination by a plasma center on the basis of disability does not violate Title III. Public Citizen is serving as co-counsel in the Supreme Court, on behalf of plaintiffs asking the Court to grant review of the Fifth Circuit’s decision and to decide whether a plasma donation center is a “place of public accommodation” subject to the requirements of Title III.