Proposed Class Defends Standing In Cuban Land Row

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 9:56 PM EST) -- A proposed class of Cuban Americans pushed back against a cruise line interest group questioning their standing to sue Booking.com, Orbitz and other travel companies for allegedly profiting from wrongfully confiscated property in Cuba.

In a Wednesday reply to the Cruise Lines International Association, Mario Del Valle, Enrique Falla and Angelo Pou told the Eleventh Circuit that they have standing to sue the travel sites under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

The act lets American companies and individuals sue companies that allegedly trade in wrongfully confiscated property in Cuba to which they have a claim. Lawsuits proliferated in 2019 after...

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