BPI sues ABC News for pink slime defamation

BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

By GRANT SCHULTE The Associated Press
Published Sep 13, 2012 09:58AM MDT
Lincoln, Neb. • Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about the product officially known as lean, finely textured beef, said Dan Webb, BPI’s Chicago-based attorney. The lawsuit filed ...
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