Ex-Pols Back Bid To Revive Suit Over Seized Cuba Property

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (October 22, 2021, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Two former congressmen threw bipartisan support to a bid Friday to revive claims that travel agents and credit card companies illegally profited from family-owned land confiscated by the Cuban government decades ago, citing a law that compensates Americans whose properties were seized during the Fidel Castro regime.

Onetime U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., who served in both the House and Senate, urged the Third Circuit in an amicus brief to consider the intent of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996, which they both sponsored.

The former lawmakers contend that a Pennsylvania federal judge improperly tossed the suit after...

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