The companies were sued under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act by a US businessman who holds a US-certified claim to Havana Docks Corp., the concession that built and operated wharves and warehouses in Havana. The property was nationalized by the Cuban government in 1960.
Appeals sought following US District Court rulings
The cruise lines' motions to appeal follow recent decisions by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida that allowed Havana Docks Corp. to continue to pursue its claims.
Thanks to John Kavulich, president of the US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, whose commentary on the appeals process is here.