Nos. 872, 880, Dockets 72-2378, 72-2379, 72-2385, 72-2390, 72-2391, 72-2392, 72-2400, 72-2401 and 72-2402.

485 F.2d 1355 (1973)

Alonso MENENDEZ et al., Owner-Plaintiffs-Appellants, The Republic of Cuba and Daniel Solano Pinera as Interventors, et al., Interventor-Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. SAKS AND COMPANY et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided September 24, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jac M. Wolff, and Myron Cohen, New York City, for owner-plaintiffs-appellants.

Allan Blumstein, New York City (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Faber, Coe & Gregg, Inc.

Victor S. Friedman, New York City, (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc.

John C. Grosz, New York City (Solinger & Gordon, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellant Saks and Co.

Victor Rabinowitz, New York City (Dorian Bowman, Eric Lieberman, Herbert Jordan, Rabinowitz, Boudin & Standard, New York City, of counsel), for interventor-plaintiffs-appellants.

Before FRIENDLY, FEINBERG and MANSFIELD, Circuit Judges.

MANSFIELD, Circuit Judge:

This appeal presents questions arising out of the Castro government's seizure, without compensation, of the businesses and assets of five leading manufacturers of Havana cigars, whose plants were situated in Cuba and whose products were shipped to importers in this country. At the time of the take-over substantially all of the stockholders, officers, directors and partners of these enterprises were Cuban citizens. Prominent among the issues...

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