As of 8 October 2019, which is 159-days since the Trump Administration made operational Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 (known as “Libertad Act”):
Twenty (20) lawsuits filed Court Filing Fees US$130,960.00 Twenty-Four (24) Law Firms Seventy-Three (73) (68) Attorneys One Hundred-And-Three (103) companies/individuals, excluding attorneys, are lawsuit parties Seventy-Two (72) plaintiffs Four (4) Class Action status requests Sixty-seven (67) defendants Five (5) companies notified as will be added as defendants unless prompt settlement
Lawsuits have been filed in the United States District Courts in Southern Florida (16), Washington DC (1), Washington State (1), Nevada (1) and Delaware (1)
Law firms retained by plaintiffs/defendants: Akerman; Arent Fox; Baker & McKenzie; Boies Schiller Flexner; Coffey Burlington; Colson Hicks Eidson; Cueto Law Group; Ewusiak Law; Hogan Lovells; Holland & Knight; Jones Walker; Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton; Law Offices Of Paul Sack; Manuel Vazquez PA; Margol & Margol; Mayer Brown; Pacifica Law Group; Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman; Reid Collins & Tsai; Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll; Rivero Mestre; Rosenthal, Monhait & Goodess; Steptoe & Johnson; Venable
Title III authorizes lawsuits in United States District Courts against companies and individuals who are using a certified claim or non-certified claim where the owner of the certified claim or non-certified claim has not received compensation from the Republic of Cuba or from a third-party who is using (“trafficking”) the asset.
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