Was lawsuit over Cuban doctors a publicity stunt?

A lawsuit accusing the Pan American Health Organization of “enabling, managing and enforcing illegal human trafficking of Cuban medical professionals in Brazil” has been stalled since June. A debate over jurisdiction has caused some delays. The PAHO wants the case transferred to Washington, D.C., where the organization is based. Lawyers for Cuban doctors who sued … Read more

Lawyer: Exile’s rights to Cuban airport “extinguished” after seizure

A lawsuit accused two airlines of “trafficking” in the property where Cuba’s largest airport now stands is set for trial starting on Nov. 23 in Miami. Marcia G. Cooke, the first female African-American federal judge in Florida, is presiding over the case. The family of José López Vilaboy claims to be the rightful owner of … Read more

Case against Carnival set for trial

A lawsuit accusing Carnival Cruise Lines of “trafficking” in confiscated property in Cuba is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 26 in Miami. On Aug. 27, U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom denied Carnival’s May 30 request to dismiss the case. Havana Docks Corp. sued Carnival on May 2, accusing the company of “trafficking” … Read more

FOIA case over “acoustic attacks” drags on

An anti-secrecy group and New Yorker magazine today agreed to narrow the scope of their Freedom of Information Act request for documents about the purported sonic or acoustic attacks in Havana. In May, the State Department said it had found 135,000 records in response to the FOIA request and it would process the documents at … Read more

Lawyers wrangle over “illegal trafficking” of property

Lawyers for a Jacksonville family whose businesses were confiscated in Cuba before the revolution urged a federal judge today not to dismiss their lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines. Javier Garcia-Bengochea, a Jacksonville neurosurgeon, sued the cruise company on May 2, saying it was “illegally trafficking” in the waterfront properties that his family owned in Santiago … Read more