View Full Version : Prof. Hannes Holmteinn needn't pay a dime himself

Linda Trostenhatten
Friday, April 11th, 2008, 02:33 AM
The professor of political science and frequent commentator has had two lawsuites raised against him by Jón Ólafsson who is one of the welthier people from the island and the family of nobel prize winner Halldor Laxness. His friends did so well in their fundrainsing campaign.

Hannes had been forced to sell his house to pay his attorneys

Hannes of course is a cognate of Johannes.

Perhaps I will throw three or four news stories up here a week. I don't have the energy to thourougly spellcheck everything.

Papa Koos
Saturday, April 12th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Hva var forbrytelsen hans?

(På engelsk.)

Linda Trostenhatten
Saturday, April 12th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Well he wrote a book about Halldor Laxnes. Laxnes was a communist but Hólmsteinn is not very national but libertarian conservative. The family didn't like him writing the book before it was published. They took him to court for too freely qouting Laxness and using his words as his own.

There is just some grudge betwenn Jón Ólafsson and this part of the largest party. JÓ filed complaint in England for something he wrote on the internet. If I understand this correctly you can appeal above the court and into one of their two chambers.