Alan Gross suit against Development Alternatives Inc. settled
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American imprisoned in Cuba has settled a lawsuit against the Maryland-based company he was working for when he was arrested. The lawsuit claimed he was not properly warned about or prepared for the risks of his work.
Alan Gross and his wife filed the lawsuit against the U.S. government and Bethesda, Md.,-based Development Alternatives Inc. in November. The $60 million lawsuit claimed Gross should have been provided with better information and training for his work setting up internet in Cuba.
The settlement amount was not disclosed in a court filing Thursday. The agreement only covers DAI, not the U.S. government.
Gross was arrested in 2009 during his fifth trip to Cuba to set up Internet. He was working for DAI under a government contract the company had.