A libel action brought by a number of claimants including the pharmaceutical giant Ferring Holding Denmark A/S has been discontinued. The proceedings related to an article published in Denmark by a leading Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten (published by JP/Politikens Hus A/S). As there was little or no publication in England and Wales, the defendant issued an application to Court to strike out the claim. Faced with this, the claimants discontinued the proceedings and have paid the newspaper’s legal costs.
The Defendant, JP/Politikens Hus A/S is represented by Hanna Basha and Leo Dawkins