Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ABC Hit WIth Defamation Suit Over "Pink Slime" Reporting

Beef Products, Inc., of South Dakota, is suing ABC over the network's reports concerning "pink slime," the ground beef additive that has gotten a wealth of bad publicity over the past few months. The company alleges that the resulting stories have been "false and defamatory," and thus injurious to Beef Products; the company is claiming $1.2 billion in damages. It has also named three reporters, including Diane Sawyer, as defendants. ABC has responded that the allegations are "without merit. More here from NPR, CNN.

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