Beef processor sues ABC News over “pink slime” story

by Walter Olson on September 14, 2012

Sensationalist coverage devastated a niche sector of the meat processing industry, and now a group of companies are demanding $1.2 billion from various defendants including ABC News, Diane Sawyer, and a UCLA microbiologist over various alleged inaccuracies. South Dakota, where the case was filed, has passed something called the South Dakota Agricultural Food Products Disparagement Act, one of a genre of “food defamation” laws previously criticized in this space. [Popehat; Reuters, ABA Journal, Poynter]

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09.20.12 at 12:30 am


1 asdfasdf 09.14.12 at 10:38 am
2 L.C. Burgundy 09.16.12 at 12:25 am

At 263 pages, that’s one of the longer complaints I’ve seen. It appears a single claim only falls under the “South Dakota Agricultural Food Products Disparagement Act. “

3 asdfasdf 09.16.12 at 1:33 am

It’s long but cogent.

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