Analysis

A Wave Of Litigation Hinges On Trump's Next Cuba Move

Law360 (March 5, 2019, 7:18 PM EST) -- The Trump administration may soon open the door for scores of new lawsuits to settle Cold War-era grievances over the Cuban government’s seizure of privately owned assets, which has the potential to overwhelm domestic courts and further agitate close U.S. allies.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took an initial step in that direction Monday, partially implementing a long-mothballed provision of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act to allow for legal action, but only against the roughly 200 Cuban companies that have already been sanctioned by the U.S. government.

Pompeo further added that the White House would wait 30 days before deciding whether to...

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