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Trump Administration Completely Lifts Suspension of Private Right of Action under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act

April 19, 2019, Covington Alert

On April 17, 2019, the Trump Administration announced that it would allow lawsuits to proceed against traffickers in property confiscated by the Cuban government. This decision, made pursuant to Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, or Helms-Burton Act (22 U.S.C. §§ 6082-6085), marks a sharp departure from the practice of previous administrations, which had repeatedly suspended the right to sue under Title III for more than 20 years.

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