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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.

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.

Accused of gruesome murder, former Presidente supermarket owner sued for wrongful death

Manuel Marin, a wealthy Miami businessman who owned a series of Presidente supermarkets, is awaiting trial in criminal court on allegations he masterminded the savage murder of his wife’s secret lover.

Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close 142 more stores, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated U.S. malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.

Empresario es demandado por matar al amante de su mujer

Manuel Marín fue demandado por la esposa de un hombre al que supuestamente mandó asesinar por tener un romance con su mujer.

Ex dueño de Presidente Supermarkets acusado en demanda civil de muerte por negligencia

Manuel Marín, un acaudalado empresario de Miami que fuedueño de la cadena de supermercados Presidente Supermarkets, esperajuicioen un tribunal penal acusado de planear el asesinato salvaje del amante secreto de suesposa.


Nueva demanda contra magnate hispano acusado de matar al amante de suesposa

It was February 2011 when Marín, 64, discovered that sumujer, Jenny Marín, had an affair with Salazar, with whom she had been gone for years before meeting the Cuban businessman and getting married.