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The first lawsuits against hoteliers under the Helms-Burton Act begin to take shape

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Ignacio Aparicio analyses the lawsuits that begin to be filed after the Helms-Burton law in an article published by Voz Populi

The Helms-Burton Act (1996), again activated by decision of Donald Trump's government on May 2 after more than 20 years of inactivity, threatens several hotel groups. Its section III allows U.S. citizens, including Cubans who emigrated to the country and acquired nationality, to sue foreign companies that benefit from the properties expropriated from them after the triumph of the 1959 Revolution.

The intention of a family of Cuban origin residing in the United States to sue a Spanish hotel chain for running a hotel in Cuba, which was expropriated from them almost 50 years ago by Fidel Castro's government, has already been made public.

Ignacio Aparicio, Andersen Tax & Legal partner and director of the firm’s Cuban desk explains in a report published by Voz Populi that this is a collective action, to which other people with similar cases can join. In this lawsuit, filed in the federal court of the Southern District of Florida, several Cuban companies involved in the management of a hotel are sued and mention of a Spanish hotel group is made, which has not yet been accused.

You could read the complete article in Voz Populi.

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