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Florida Bankruptcy Judge Says Trustee Can Pursue Miami Businessman’s $600M Debt

Corali Lopez-Castro represented a bankruptcy trustee in one of the most complicated cases of her career. 

SocGen Owes $792M Over Castro-Seized Bank, Heirs Say

The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro’s government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale for approximately $792 million (£633 million), saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.

Legacy Owners of Cuban Bank Sue SocGen Over Sanctions Claims

The legacy owners of a nationalized Cuban bank sued to recover losses from Societe Generale SA, which in November settled U.S. charges that the French bank helped Cuba evade American economic sanctions.

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Files First Helms-Burton Suit Against a Bank, Seeking $792M

Javier A. Lopez and Evan Stroman of Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton in Coral Gables have brought a federal lawsuit against a French investment bank, accused of profiting from a Cuban bank that Fidel Castro’s government expropriated from the plaintiffs in the 1960s.

Maria Garcia, Whose Father Was Fidel Castro’s Prisoner, is Now CABA President and ‘Keeper’ of the Law

Garcia’s family had owned a business in Santiago de Cuba, one of the island’s largest cities, until Fidel Castro’s government took it and imprisoned him for speaking out in 1961. For Garcia’s father Jose Antonio Garcia, disagreeing with Castro’s communist ideas and policies meant 12 years behind bars.

Pruco Can’t Escape Claims Over Ex-Law Partner’s $2M Policy

Remaining factual issues prevent Pruco Life Insurance Co. from sidestepping claims against it in a lawsuit accusing a Miami lawyer of scheming to keep $2 million in life insurance proceeds after his former law partner killed himself, a Florida state judge ruled Thursday.

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Propietarios por legado de banco cubano demandan a SocGen

Los propietarios por legado de un banco cubano nacionalizado demandaron para recuperar pérdidas causadas por Société Génerale SA, que en noviembre resolvió las acusaciones en EE.UU. de que el banco francés ayudó a Cuba a evadir las sanciones económicas estadounidenses.

SocGen Owes $792M Over Castro-Seized Bank, Heirs Say

Heirs of a bank that was seized by Fidel Castro’s government in 1960 — and then used as Cuba’s national bank — claimed in Florida federal court Wednesday that Société Générale SA ignored U.S. embargoes, profiting by doing business with the bank, and should pay back $792 million in damages.

Societe Generale sued for $792 million by heirs of Cuban bank seized by Castro

The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro’s government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) for approximately $792 million, saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.

Cuban doctors: A modern-day slavery enterprise | Opinion

Throughout the last few months, there has been increasing evidence of Cuba’s involvement in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba’s core contribution? Its people.

Formerly Private Cuba Bank Gets Chance For $456M Claim

A Manhattan federal judge tasked counsel for a formerly private Cuba bank Monday with explaining why, under new Trump administration policy, it should get a $456 million chunk of $717 million that Societe Generale agreed to pay the U.S. government for violating Cuba sanctions.

#StigmaFreeYLD – Javier Lopez

As lawyers, we are mostly allergic to vulnerability, taking off the masks that we wear on a daily basis and being honest with ourselves and our colleagues.  The truth is, I love being a lawyer, it is the privilege of my life to do what I love to do with partners whom I love to practice with.