Three Key Takeaways From Lifting the Suspension of Title III of Helms-Burton Act
The Trump administration has announced that as of May 2, 2019, the U.S. government is no longer suspending Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (known as the Helms-Burton Act).1 As a result, U.S. nationals whose properties were confiscated by the Cuban government on or after January 1, 1959, may now bring claims in U.S. courts against any person who “traffics” in such properties. Since 1996, previous administrations have exercised the statutory authority to suspend the provisions of Title III.
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