Colorado newspaper settles lawsuit from Swedish billionaire who objected to ‘oligarch’ label

The Denver Post: The Aspen Times has reached a settlement agreement to end a defamation lawsuit brought in April by a Swedish billionaire who alleged the mountain newspaper had wrongly portrayed him as a corrupt Russian oligarch in several articles and columns.

Vladislav Doronin, who was born in the Soviet Union but left that country and renounced his citizenship in the mid-1980s, alleged that the Aspen Times wrongly portrayed his past dealings after he made a $76.25 million land purchase at the base of the Aspen Mountain ski resort.

The settlement was filed in U.S. District Court on May 27 and the lawsuit was dismissed. Terms were not disclosed.

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