Lawyers for American Imprisoned in Cuba Appeal Ruling Dismissing Case Against US Government 2

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, May 31, 4:54 PM

WASHINGTON — An American imprisoned in Cuba is appealing a judge’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit he brought against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested. A federal judge in Washington dismissed Alan Gross’ case against the government Tuesday, saying federal law bars lawsuits against the government based on injuries suffered in foreign countries. Lawyers for Gross filed a notice they would appeal Friday.

Gross was working for the U.S. Agency for International Development and its contractor Development Alternatives Inc. when he was arrested in Cuba in 2009. He was ultimately sentenced to 15 years in prison for his work helping Jewish groups with internet access. The lawsuit said he wasn’t prepared for his job’s risks. Gross settled with Maryland-based DAI for an undisclosed amount earlier this month.


  1. Gross,knew from the beginning what he was getting into.I know that if I go to visit Cuba,I will be executed,now is it logical that my family then sue the US government for me getting executed in Cuba when from the very beginning I knew I was not allowed to travel there for the above mentioned conditions?Of course not, It would have being my fault.No excuse!

  2. Boo hoo, too bad, so sad. Alan “Woe is Me” Gross denounced the United States government during his trial in the hope of getting a lighter sentence. He is probably worried that his wife will spend all the DAI settlement money before he gets out of prison.

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