Jón Ásgeir and Ingibjörg suing Sýn for 3 billion?

14.05.2020 - 11:00
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 Mynd: Birgir Þór Harðarson - RÚV
Jón Ásgeir Jóhannsson and Ingibjörg S. Pálmadóttir, along with their company 365 ehf., are reportedly attempting to sue Sýn and its director Heiðar Guðjónsson. Sýn is a major Icelandic communications company and runs Stöð 2, Bylgjan, Vísir, and other outlets. The married couple are demanding three billion krónur in damages from Sýn, according to the communication company’s quarterly financial report.

The report does not give any information at all on why the couple have decided to sue, however, according to mbl.is. 

For its part, Sýn is famously also demanding 1.1 billion krónur from Ingibjörg and Jón Ásgeir over alleged contractual defaults when Sýn purchased the above-mentioned media outlets from 365 three years ago. That compensation claim was also directed at 365, owned by Ingibjörg, and at Torg, which publishes Fréttablaðið.  

Sýn managers believe the purchase contract explicitly prevented Fréttablaðið newspaper from publishing video and audio material on its new website. Their claim was rejected by the other side and Sýn is now preparing court proceedings.  

Fréttablaðið used to be owned by 365 alongside Stöð 2, Bylgjan, Vísir and others. It was, however, sold on as an independent entity, while the other media were bought by Sýn. 

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