Raquel (Rocky) Rodriguez, shareholder in the firm's Litigation section, is quoted in the Daily Business Review article, "5 South Florida Attorneys Address Litigation Implications of Biden Administration on Cuban Relations."
Raquel A. Rodriguez, a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Miami, said that President-elect Biden had made no secret about wanting to completely reverse his predecessor’s policies toward Cuba. This would mean that the U.S. will move to restore former President Barack Obama’s policies with the island nation.
Rodriguez said the litigation with the most immediate implications involves claims made under the 1996 Helms-Burton Act, which placed an embargo on Cuba largely due to its human rights violations.
“When President Trump removed the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, a lot of people filed lawsuits on their certified claims against companies they alleged were trafficking on expropriated Cuban-owned properties,” Rodriguez said. “Even if President-elect Biden were to suspend [Trump’s action], he could not change the existing claims filed under Helms-Burton.”