US To Allow Lawsuits Over Confiscated Properties In Cuba - Administration Official
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th April, 2019) The Trump administration will end an Obama-era suspension of a US law that allows Americans to file lawsuits against Cuban companies and subsidiaries that benefited from properties confiscated by the Cuban government, a senior US administration told reporters on Tuesday.
"Over 20 years of waivers for Title III [of the Libertad Act] will no longer be available," the official said, as quoted by the Miami Herald newspaper.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton will make the official announcement on Wednesday during a speech to the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association in Miami, the report said.
Every US president since 1996 has suspended a portion of the Helms-Burton Act, or Libertad Act, that would allow US citizens with property claims in Cuba to sue businesses and entities doing business in the Latin American country.