Court Says Claim To Cuban Port Acquired Too Late For Suit

Law360 (July 9, 2020, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court on Thursday tossed a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit against Carnival brought by a man who said he inherited a claim to a Cuban port confiscated by the Castro regime, with the judge finding he would have acquired the claim too late to bring a case.

U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King sided with Carnival Corp. and agreed that Javier Garcia-Bengochea can't bring a claim against the cruise line. Garcia said he inherited his claim in 2000 from his late cousin after the Helms-Burton Act — also known as the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act — went into...

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