CUBA: HELMS-BURTON LAWSUITS: RECENT DECISIONS CLARIFY THE STATUTE’S LIMITS AS CLAIMS CONTINUE

On 2 April, Skadden published an article reminding one that in May 2019, the US government made available a private right of action under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which had lain dormant for over 22 years, which provides US nationals whose “property” was “confiscated” by the Cuban government with a special rights of action.  This activation created immediate risks for companies doing business with or involving Cuba.  Several claimants have brought actions under the provision, and the article says that recent cases afford some guidance to defendants (or potential defendants) as they analyse their exposure to Title III claims.

https://www.skadden.com/insights/publications/2020/04/helms-burton-lawsuits

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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