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A legal complaint from Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson

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As is stated on the Guardian/Observer website, the article by Simon Bowers and me, published in the Observer last Sunday, is now the subject of a legal complaint from Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson.

Last winter, Bjorgolfsson filed a complaint with the Ethical Committee of the Icelandic Press Association for my reporting on a series of off-shore companies owned by Landsbanki, used to hold shares in the bank. After considering the matter, the Ethical Committee dismissed the complaint.

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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

September 4th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Iceland

5 Responses to 'A legal complaint from Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson'

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  1. Sunlight is the best disinfectant


    5 Sep 11 at 7:54 am

  2. Hopefully our legal brethren will continue to ensure a check is kept on the rampant journalism and scandalous reporting that brought Iceland to it’s knees.

    What Goes Up...

    5 Sep 11 at 11:03 am

  3. Sloppy (even Thor’s age is wrong) and vindictive left-wing journalism. What a pity that Iceland takes such an attitude towards its risk-taking entrepreneurs.

    Stephen Ogden

    6 Sep 11 at 5:15 pm

  4. Hi Stephen, interesting to see your comment. Are you the same Stephen Ogden who was a Chief Financial Officer of the Bochkarev Brewery in St. Petersburg from 1997 to 2002. – For readers who don’t know, the Bochkarev Brewery was owned by Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson. It would be interesting to hear of your experience in St. Petersburg. Must have been an interesting time.

  5. […] yacht that Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson had planned to have built. As mentioned in an earlier log, Bjorgolfsson made a legal complaint regarding this article and his lawyers, Schillings, have been […]

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