Cases & Deals

Major U.S. airline defends against "trafficking" claim under the Helms-Burton Act

Clients American Airlines Group

Jones Day represents American Airlines, Inc. in defending a claim of "trafficking" under the Helms-Burton Act. The plaintiff asserts that he is a U.S. national that owns a claim to the José Marti International Airport and that American Airlines is "trafficking" in such property by flying into and using the airport, which was allegedly confiscated by the Cuban government in 1959. Jones Day is defending under several theories including American Airlines' lawful travel to Cuba pursuant to U.S. law, as well as the plaintiff's lack of standing and failure to state a cause of action.

Lopez Regueiro v. American Airlines Inc., et al., No. 1-19-cv-23965 (S.D. Fla.)