Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Farr, No. 60 Civ. 3929.

CourtUnited States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. Southern District of New York
Writing for the CourtRabinowitz & Boudin, New York City, for plaintiff; Victor Rabinowitz, New York City, of counsel
Citation272 F. Supp. 836
PartiesBANCO NACIONAL de CUBA, Plaintiff, v. F. Shelton FARR, William F. Prescott, Emmet Whitlock, Lawrence H. Dixon, H. Bartow Farr, Elizabeth C. Prescott, Fabio Freyre and Helen G. Downs, Co-Partners doing business as Farr, Whitlock & Co., Defendants and Third-Party Plaintiffs, v. COMPANIA AZUCARERA VERTIENTES-CAMAGUEY de CUBA and Lehman Brothers, Third-Party Defendants.
Docket NumberNo. 60 Civ. 3929.
Decision Date15 November 1965

272 F. Supp. 836

BANCO NACIONAL de CUBA, Plaintiff,
v.
F. Shelton FARR, William F. Prescott, Emmet Whitlock, Lawrence H. Dixon, H. Bartow Farr, Elizabeth C. Prescott, Fabio Freyre and Helen G. Downs, Co-Partners doing business as Farr, Whitlock & Co., Defendants and Third-Party Plaintiffs,
v.
COMPANIA AZUCARERA VERTIENTES-CAMAGUEY de CUBA and Lehman Brothers, Third-Party Defendants.

No. 60 Civ. 3929.

United States District Court S. D. New York.

November 15, 1965.


Rabinowitz & Boudin, New York City, for plaintiff; Victor Rabinowitz, New York City, of counsel.

Baker, Nelson, Williams & Mitchell, New York City, for defendants and third-party plaintiffs; C. Dickerman Williams, New York City, of counsel.

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, for third-party defendants; Whitney North Seymour, Sr.; Eastman Birkett, John A. Guzzetta, Gerald M. Levin, Joel S. Hoffman, New York City, of counsel.

Robert M. Morgenthau, U. S. Atty., for the United States, amicus curiae; J. William Doolittle, First Asst., Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, Eugene R. Anderson, Asst. U. S. Atty. Southern Dist. of New York, Bruna A. Ristau, Carl F. Goodman, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., of counsel.

Brush & Bloch, New York City, for Cuban cigar manufacturers, amici curiae; Monroe Percy Bloch, Jac M. Wolff, New York City, of counsel.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York City, for Chase Manhattan Bank, amicus curiae; A. Donald MacKinnon, Roy C. Haberkern, Jr., Andrew J. Connick, New York City, of counsel.

John G. Laylin, Washington, D. C., for North American Sugar Industries, Inc., Cuban American Sugar Mills Co., and Cuban-American Mercantile Corp., amici curiae; William H. Allen, William A.

272 F. Supp. 837
Dobrovir, Covington & Burling, Washington, D. C., of counsel

Katz & Sommerich, New York City, for Cultural, S. A. and Robert I. Williams, amici curiae; Otto C. Sommerich, Benjamin Busch, New York City, of counsel.

Shearman & Sterling, New York City, for First Nat. City Bank, amicus curiae; Henry Harfield, William Harvey Reeves, New York City, of counsel.

MEMORANDUM

FREDERICK van PELT BRYAN, District Judge:

In my opinion dated July 30, 1965 D.C., 243 F.Supp. 957, I held that the Hickenlooper Amendment included in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1964 (Section 301(d) (4) of the Public Law 88-633, 78 Stat. 1009, 1013, 22 U.S.C. § 2370(e) (2)), applied to the case at bar, now before me on remand from the Supreme Court of the United States.1

The Amendment removed the bar of the act of state doctrine as enunciated by the Supreme Court in this case, (Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398, 84 S.Ct. 923, 11 L.Ed.2d 804 (1964)), to a determination on the merits as to whether the expropriation by the Castro government of the cargo of sugar involved here violated the principles of international...

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    • United States Supreme Court
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    ...state doctrine is required in this case by the foreign policy Page 708 interests of the United States." Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Farr, 272 F.Supp. 836, 837 (S.D.N.Y.), aff'd. 383 F.2d 166 (C.A. 2), certiorari denied, 390 U.S. 956, 88 S.Ct. 1038, 20 L.Ed.2d 1151. Having taken note of the Ex......
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  • Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc v. Republic of Cuba, No. 73-1288
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • December 10, 1974
    ...state doctrine is required in this case by the foreign policy Page 708 interests of the United States." Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Farr, 272 F.Supp. 836, 837 (S.D.N.Y.), aff'd. 383 F.2d 166 (C.A. 2), certiorari denied, 390 U.S. 956, 88 S.Ct. 1038, 20 L.Ed.2d 1151. Having taken note of the Ex......
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    • United States
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    • July 31, 1967
    ...defendants in an opinion reported 383 F.2d 169 at 243 F.Supp. 957 (July 30, 1965), later supplemented by opinion of November 16, 1965, 272 F.Supp. 836, at the time judgment was This action, which has served as the test case1 for litigation concerning Cuban expropriations, involves the dispo......
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