ABC Tries to Slide Out of Pink Slime Lawsuit

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 10, 2016 ABC Tries to Slide Out of Pink Slime Lawsuit SHARE ABC network, along with employees Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila, are asking a judge to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit regarding the network’s reporting on lean, finely textured, beef products. ABC had nicknamed the product “pink slime,” which Beef Products, Inc. claims led to significant losses. BPI filed the lawsuit in 2012 claiming the reporting led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs. However, in the request for dismissal, ABC argues that the number of reports was driven primarily by questions from viewers.The Washington Post reports ABC’s argument counters the lawsuit’s characterization of the network’s coverage as a “vicious, concerted disinformation campaign against BPI.” Court documents recently filed by ABC argue the work was done in the public’s interest as consumers were unaware that the product, at the time, was present in 70 percent of the ground beef sold in supermarkets. The case is currently slated to go to trial in June.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News ABC Tries to Slide Out of Pink Slime Lawsuit Previous articleIndiana POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power ProcessesNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Names Brooks and Bucshon a ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more