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Court dismisses lawsuit against U.S. hotel companies

2020-05-30 13:48:20 / ACN


Court dismisses lawsuit against U.S. hotel companies

Robert N. Scola, a judge for the Southern District of Florida, dismissed a lawsuit filed against the hotel companies Booking, Hotels, Expedia and Orbitz under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Cuban minister of foreign trade and foreign investment, posted on Twitter, the U.S. magistrate also dismissed a similar complaint in May against the e-commerce company Amazon.

In the case of the hotel companies, the plaintiffs Mario Del Valle, Enrique Falla and Angelo Pou, claimed to be the heirs of one of three beachfront properties located on Cuba's Varadero peninsula, confiscated shortly after the triumph of the Revolution in January 1959.

Currently, in the referred site, there are the Starfish Cuatro Palmas hotel and the "resort" Memories Jibacoa, where you can book rooms through the demanded platforms.

The activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act by Donald Trump's government, empowers Americans to file lawsuits against companies that benefit from assets seized in Cuba after 1959.

In this regard, the US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council stated that, since its entry into force and to date, 25 lawsuits have been filed against 51 companies, some of them included in several legal actions, of which 45.4% are US companies and the rest from 10 different countries, including Cuba.

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