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In an unprecedented case, CMZ represented multiple individuals in South Texas suffering from various chronic illnesses or disabling conditions in a suit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The clients all sought medical treatment at the same South Texas clinic and were covered under the same health insurance. The clinic tried to drive them away because they required frequent and expensive care. The clinic’s net profit was higher when the doctors spend less time and see more patients. The insurance carrier would deny and delay coverage attempting to avoid paying for higher level of care. The clients sued the clinic and carrier and after a 12 day trial in Federal Court, the clinic and carrier were found to have discriminated in violation of the ADA. The case settled for a confidential amount prior to the start of the second phase of the trial to determine damages. This was the first trial of its kind under the ADA and brought about real and significant change for individuals suffering from chronic and disabling medical conditions.