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Villoldo v. Castro Ruz, 15-1808

In cross-appeals that arise from the ongoing efforts by two brothers to satisfy a multi-billion dollar judgment they won against the Republic of Cuba and other Cuban parties, the District Court's ruling, that certain assets they seek to attach to satisfy that judgment are not the property of the Cuban government and thus are not subject to attachment in satisfaction of their judgment, is affirmed where: 1) the District Court had the authority to revisit its initial determination that Cuba owned the assets subject to the February 12 turnover order because it was not a final judgment; 2) dismissal was proper because U.S. courts will not give extraterritorial effect to a foreign state's confiscatory law. Denial of defendant's motion for attorney is affirmed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/12




  • United States First Circuit