Region: Cuba

Metro Bank resolves US sanctions investigation without fine

02 March 2023

Cruise lines ordered to pay $450 million for using Cuban port

Several cruise lines said they would appeal against the rulings, which mark the first damages awards under a US law allowing US entities to file claims against those who “traffic” in assets seized during the 1960 Cuban revolution.

10 January 2023

OFAC fines email gift card issuer

OFAC issued new guidance for businesses supplying “instant payment systems” after finding that Tango Card committed thousands of potential sanctions breaches, racking up a maximum penalty of $9.2 billion.

03 October 2022

Mining industry companies settle Cuba sanctions breaches

OFAC has fined a Colorado-based mining company and an equipment distributor in Florida for acquiring explosives originating from Cuba for use at a Suriname gold mine.

22 April 2022

Miami court blocks attempt to access cruise company’s legal advice

13 July 2021

Havana Club producer ends Cuba trafficking lawsuit

French alcoholic beverage producer Pernod Ricard has defeated a US lawsuit brought against it for allegedly profiting from seized Cuban property by selling Havana Club rum.

23 June 2021

LafargeHolcim reaches landmark resolution in Cuba trafficking case

The US-Cuban family who appears set to receive the first compensation from a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit sidestepped an issue that has scuppered similar cases.

02 June 2021

Canadian mining company defeats Cuba trafficking lawsuit

The ruling comes under a month after Visa and Mastercard dismissed a similar claim brought under the controversial Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

29 April 2021

Miami cruise line’s correspondence with lawyers targeted in Cuba trafficking lawsuit

The Havana Docks Corporation argues that parties who believe they’ve acted lawfully cannot claim attorney-client privilege over advice regarding the legality of their conduct.

23 March 2021

Eleventh Circuit dismisses appeal in Amazon Helm-Burton Act case

12 February 2021

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