Four years after Beef Products Inc. (BPI) filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for smearing its lean finely textured beef (LFTB) as “pink slime,” the two have reached a settlement. The $1.9 billion case against ABC News finally went before the jury June 5, 2017 and was settled June 28. Show More Summary
"We have concluded that continued litigation of this case is not in the Company’s interests."
June 28 (Reuters) - Beef Products Inc has settled a closely watched defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Co and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday. Read moreBlogs | Comments
The network did not apologize or retract its reports, which questioned the safety of a common meat product.
No word on the terms, but the network did not issue a retraction.
ABC News and Beef Products Inc. reached a settlement in a $5.7 billion lawsuit that claimed a story ABC ran in 2012 misled viewers and caused hundreds of layoffs. McDonald's shoots down fears it is planning to replace cashiers with kiosks...Show More Summary
ABC News says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer in a lawsuit over a 2012 report that referred to the company's beef products as "pink slime". “ABC has reached an amicable resolution of its dispute with the makers of ‘lean finely textured beef,'" said the network's news division in a statement Wednesday. Show More Summary
ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9-billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” the TV network said Wednesday. ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said in...
BREAKING: “ABC: Settlement reached in ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit.” These are indeed tough times for legacy media. Between CNN’s multiple woes, The New York Times’ having to correct an Op/Ed and other events, media entities are more fearful than ever of facing a jury. That’s what happens when you lose public trust.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture revoked an exemption that allowed Dakota Dunes-based beef processor Beef Products to skip routine safety testing.
Remember “pink slime” the pejorative name for what BPI (Beef Products International) much prefers to call “lean, finely textured beef (LFTB),” so much so that it is suing ABC News under South Dakota’s “disparagement of agriculture” or food libel law. This is not a joke. BPI is suing for $1.9 billion in damages and this […]
Nordstrom, Inc. shares are soaring as much as 20% in pre-market trading on reports the brand is exploring going private. STOCK PRICE FOR JWN Full price information 'Pink slime' is now at the center of a $5.7 billion lawsuit as furious...Show More Summary
$5.7 Billion. A judge has dismissed their motion to dismiss (on First Amendment grounds) and the case now goes to a live jury. A live South Dakota jury. The potential loss is so vast that Disney has listed this case,...
A loss could have a devastating impact on the network.
Lawyers for the South Dakota meat processor at the center of ABC’s 2012 20/20 report referring to the company’s beef products as “pink slime” laid into the network on the first day of a $5.7 billion defamation trial. “[The company’s]...Show More Summary
A jury has been selected in a more than $1-billion defamation lawsuit trial over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Opening statements in the trial began Monday. The Sioux City Journal reports that a panel...
A South Dakota meat processor’s $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Company opened on Monday, pitting big agriculture against big media, in the first major court challenge against a media company since accusations of “fake news” by U.S. President Donald Trump and his...
Meat processor is suing ABC News for $1.9 billion.
Beef Products Inc. alleges that ABC News launched a “disinformation campaign” about the once-common ground beef ingredient. ABC says it will be vindicated.
ELK POINT, SD — A 12-member jury and four alternates, including 11 women and five men, are ready to hear opening arguments today in a $1.9 billion defamation trial scheduled to last eight weeks here at the Union County Court House. Five years in the making, the trial pits a locally based niche beef processor... Continue Reading