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Trump Admin Expands Lawsuits Over Seized Cuban Assets

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration said Wednesday it will implement a long-dormant provision of the Helms-Burton Act that allows lawsuits over property seized by the Cuban government after Fidel Castro came to power, putting companies doing business on the island in the litigation crosshairs and sparking ire from U.S. trading partners.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the government would begin to implement Title III of the Helms-Burton Act on May 2, which will allow U.S. companies and persons to bring lawsuits against any companies currently trading in seized assets.

Since the Helms-Burton Act was passed in 1996, administrations of both parties...

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