Trump Opens Door For New Lawsuits Against Cuban Cos.

Law360 (March 4, 2019, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Trump administration broke with more than two decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba on Monday by allowing for new lawsuits against Cuban companies that are using property confiscated by the Castro regime, a move that will further tighten the White House’s grip on Havana.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the move by partially activating a controversial portion of the Helms Burton Act that allows U.S. companies and individuals to sue firms deemed to be “trafficking” in property that was expropriated by the Cuban government.

Since the law was passed in 1996, administrations of both parties have declined to let...

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