Pink Slime News

Beef Products Firm and ABC Agree to Settle ‘Pink Slime’ Case

Beef Products Inc. has settled its defamation and libel lawsuit against American Broadcasting Co. and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday. BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and Avila defamed the company …

‘Pink Slime’ Media Liability Trial Against ABC Opens in Climate of ‘Fake News’ Claims

A South Dakota meat processor’s $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Companies Inc., which opens Monday, pits big agriculture against big media, and is a first major court challenge against a media company since accusations of “fake news” by …

Appeal Rejected, ABC ‘Pink Slime’ Case Headed for Trial in South Dakota

ABC Broadcasting has lost a last-ditch bid before South Dakota’s highest court to avoid a trial in a beef producer’s $5.7 billion defamation case over reports about a product that critics call “pink slime.” The order signed on April 3 …

Judge: ABC Must Face Defamation Trial over ‘Pink Slime’ Reports

A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc. by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as “pink slime.” Judge …

Top Donors to Iowa Governor Complained About Gay Ex-Workers’ Comp Official

The founders of a beef company who were major donors to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s campaign were among the business leaders who raised concerns about a gay state official the governor later tried to force out, according to court documents …

South Dakota Judge: No Dismissal of $1.2B ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit

A South Dakota judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed “pink slime.” Beef Products Inc. sued the television network …

ABC News Sued for Defamation Over ‘Pink Slime’ Reports

ABC News was hit with a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit on Thursday by a South Dakota meat processor that accused it of misleading viewers into believing that a product that critics have dubbed “pink slime” was unsafe. Beef Products Inc. …

Governors To Tour Nebraska Plant Where ‘Pink Slime’ Is Made

The leaders of at least four states plan a visit to the only place where a beef product known as “pink slime” is still made, an effort aimed to support its embattled manufacturer, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Texas Gov. …