American Airlines Beats Suit Over Cuba Property At 5th Circ.

By Melissa Angell (August 3, 2021, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that a lower court incorrectly found a Texas man lacked standing to sue American Airlines for improperly profiting off properties the Cuban government purportedly confiscated from his family, but that he ultimately inherited his interest in the property too late to sue.

The appellate court vacated a district court's ruling dismissing plaintiff Robert Glen's Helms-Burton Act suit on grounds that Glen lacked standing because he didn't suffer a concrete injury. Congress implemented the federal Helms-Burton Act into law in 1996 providing U.S. nationals whose property in Cuba was confiscated by the Cuban government with a right...

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