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Talking Trash about “Pink Slime” – ABC News Named In a $1.2 Billion Defamation Lawsuit

The manufacturer of a beef additive that came to be known as “pink slime,” Beef Products, Inc., filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News, claiming the broadcaster unfairly disparaged its beef additive by labeling it “pink slime.”  The lawsuit, seeking at least $1.2 billion in damages, was originally filed in South Dakota state court and is founded largely upon a somewhat peculiar state law that provides agricultural companies with the right to file suit when their products are criticized.  Beef Product, Inc. contends…

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