Carnival Cruise Lines punches holes in Title III case

On May 2, Havana Docks Corp. sued Carnival Cruise Lines for “trafficking” in confiscated property. But Carnival says it was doing nothing illegal in Cuba and the lawsuit should be dismissed. Havana Docks, located at 215 Southland Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, contends it is the rightful owner of waterfront property at the Havana Cruise Port … Read more

Will it be a feeding frenzy? Or slim pickings?

Lawyers are bracing for a possible wave of lawsuits against people who knowingly “traffic” in private properties seized during the early years of the 1959 revolution. Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act allows such lawsuits, but U.S. presidents have traditionally suspended enactment of Title III. Now, though, there are rumblings that the Trump administration … Read more

U.S. expected to tighten the screws

Every president since 1996 has suspended a provision in U.S. law that would allow Americans to sue Cuba over properties seized after the 1959 revolution. Hardliners in the Trump Administration may change all that, allowing such lawsuits for the first time, a move that critics say would flood U.S. courts, damage the Cuban economy and … Read more