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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Beef Products Inc. v. ABC News - Complaint

A group of producers of textured beef, commonly referred to by news agencies as "pink slime," has filed a defamation suit against ABC News, Inc. in the First Judicial Circuit Court in Union County, South Dakota.  The complaint (see below) alleges that under South Dakota Law (SDCL 20-10A-1) the ABC News portrayal of the meat as unhealthy was false and defamatory.

Local News Updates on BPI v ABC Lawsuit

Dec. 17, 2013: With the lawsuit returned to South Dakota circuit court, ABC News has moved to dismiss BPI's case based on 1st Amendment protections.

Oct. 24, 2012: ABC lawyers are requesting that the law suit filed in the South Dakota circuit court be moved to Federal court because the parties are in different states.


South Dakota News Coverage of BPI Lawsuit


ABC News Coverage Prompting Suit


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