Carnival Can't Get Quick Appeal In 2nd Helms-Burton Case

Law360 (October 8, 2019, 10:04 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday denied Carnival Corp.'s bid to immediately appeal her ruling denying its motion to dismiss a Helms-Burton Act suit accusing the cruise line of trafficking in stolen property by using a Havana port facility that was seized by Cuba's communist government.

Stressing that case law holds that such certification of appeals before entry of a final judgment should be a “rare exception,” U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom found Carnival's motion satisfied only one of three required elements. Her ruling follows a colleague's denial of a similar move that Carnival sought in another suit seeking damages against...

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