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‘Pink slime’ report sparks $1.2 billion lawsuit against ABC News


Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe.

The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about the product. The lawsuit, filed in a South Dakota court Thursday, also accuses ABC News of improper interference with the relationships between BPI and its customers.

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This entry was posted on September 13, 2012 by in Corporate Social Responsibility, Crisis Communication, Ethics, Public Relations and tagged , , .

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