Beef Products Inc. Sues ABC Over 'Pink Slime' Reports
By Andrew Harris - Sep 13, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Beef Products Inc. filed a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s ABC over the network’s reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics refer to as “pink slime,” according to a lawyer for the meat company.
ABC said in a statement that the suit is without merit and will be contested. A copy of the complaint, which Beef Products said was filed in state court in South Dakota, couldn’t immediately be independently verified in court records.
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