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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.

Florida Bar YLD Interviews Javier Lopez on Mental Health

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. Unfortunately a commercial litigator, there are always winners and losers, and each side is always looking for a competitive or strategic advantage. It is a high-stress environment, and no side ever wants to “blink” first.

As Trump Allows Cuba Lawsuits, Young Lawyer Sees Vindication

Javier Lopez has spent hundreds of hours interviewing Cuban exiles and meticulously building cases for families who lost property after the 1959 revolution. He’s pored over obscure legal papers, Spanish-language newspaper articles and, in one case, a century-old parchment deed.

Lawsuit against Miami Beach puts 2012 corruption scheme back in the spotlight

A lawsuit set for trial in June could shed light on a notorious episode of corruption in Miami Beach history at a time when the city is taking new steps to prevent future misconduct.