The litigant, Javier Garcia-Bengochea, (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article234431917.html) sued the cruise corporation under a new provision of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act
that allows U.S.
Title III of the Helms-Burton Act
had been fully waived by every US president over the past 23 years due to opposition from the international community and fears it could create chaos in the US court system with a flood of lawsuits.
On Cuba, Lavrov stated that the US attempt to pressure the government in Havana through the continuation of "Helms-Burton Act
" was in clear violation of international law and was against the majority of members of the UN.
Washington recently activated Title III of the Helms-Burton Act
to tighten sanctions against Havana, which partly contributed to the shortages of basic foodstuffs in Cuba in recent weeks.
The first filings were lodged at the US District Court in Miami on May 2, on the first day Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act
was activated by President Donald Trump's administration, according to the Associated Press.
The case by Exxon Mobil, which is looking to recover roughly $280M in losses, is one of the first suits filed under Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act
, which enables certain U.S.
Every president since Bill Clinton has suspended a section of the 1996 Helms-Burton act
that would allow such lawsuits because they would snarl companies from US-allied countries in years of complicated litigation that could prompt international trade claims against the United States.
After the 1996 Helms-Burton Act
strengthened the embargo, the university's general counsel deferred to an interpretation by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control that scholarly publication of work by authors from sanctioned nations, including Cuba, was prohibited, said Geoffrey S.
The Helms-Burton Act
of 1996 transformed the embargo into law, meaning that only Congress could end the economic and political sanctions.
Despite the thaw in relations, the embargo, officially known as the Helms-Burton Act
, remains in place barring US tourists from visiting Cuba.
He is bound in part by the Helms-Burton Act
, which requires congressional approval to remove the extra-territorial nature of trade prohibitions for nations who interact with Cuba.