Thursday, September 13, 2012
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.