Advertising firm WPP has moved to dispel conjecture in the media suggesting that they had been served with a hypothetical lawsuit issued in New York by New Delhi Television Ltd.
A statement issued by the practice avowed that neither WPP, nor any of its operating companies, had yet been served with the lawsuit, adding that the claim was without merit and lacked any jurisdiction over them.
WPP said: “there is no merit, whatsoever, in any of the claims made in the hypothetical Law Suit relating to the WPP Parties, nor do the courts of New York have any jurisdiction to hear any such claims.
“Despite the lack of any valid service, the WPP Parties are in the process of issuing an immediate application to strike out the hypothetical Law Suit and will be seeking their costs in so doing.
“In the light of these circumstances, WPP is also giving active consideration to issuing proceedings against NDTV for defamation and has instructed its lawyers accordingly.”