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September 5, 2019

Lawyers Wary of Helms-Burton Litigation After Favorable Rulings, More Lawsuits

Daily Business Review

In an article published Sept. 4 in the Daily Business Review, Miami Managing Partner Mark Raymond discusses recent Helms-Burton-related lawsuits, made possible after the Trump administration enabled Title III of the Helms-Burton Act to take effect. The provision allows U.S. citizens to file complaints against defendants they believe to be trafficking and profiting from stolen property in Cuba.

Raymond explains that existing suits and any additional legal actions will likely take between seven to nine years to litigate at the minimum.

“There’s no doubt that this will embolden aggressive plaintiffs’ attorneys,” he states. “I believe these are cases that, in the end, the defendants will prevail. I still believe that it is going to be extremely difficult for plaintiffs to prevail… from the proof standpoint, acceptable evidentiary standpoint, constitutional law standpoint, and other viable defenses.”

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