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South Dakota judge lets BPI defamation lawsuit against ABC News proceed

March 31, 2014
A South Dakota judge refused to throw out a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit over the network’s coverage of BPI’s lean finely textured beef, which was also dubbed “pink slime.”
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Judge to hear oral arguments in BPI Vs. ABC case

December 17, 2013
A S.D. judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments on whether BPI's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News should proceed.
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LFTB comes back to school menus

September 13, 2013
For the new school year, schools in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas are once again buying the product.
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Federal judge sends BPI lawsuit against ABC News back to state court

June 13, 2013
Lawyers for ABC wanted the case moved from South Dakota to federal district court.
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BPI, Tyson, JBS among those targeted in E. coli lawsuit

January 15, 2013
The lawsuit, filed by the Marler Clark law firm on behalf of the family of Robert Danell, blames the companies for the sale of “unreasonably dangerous” food that led to Danell’s death in 2010.
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Judge in BPI defamation case recuses himself

November 21, 2012
Judge Lawrence L. Piersol recused himself from the case that is being heard in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota.
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ABC seeks dismissal of BPI defamation lawsuit

November 1, 2012
Lawyers for the U.S. network said a September lawsuit by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) seeks to inhibit free speech.
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Lawsuit details: BPI alleges 200 defamatory statements from ABC

September 14, 2012
The suit named American Broadcasting Companies Inc. and ABC News Inc. as defendants, as well as reporters Diane Sawyer, Jim Avila and David Kerley as well as Gerald Zirnstein, Carl Custer and Kit Foshee, all of whom contributed to the alleged defamatory broadcasts.
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BPI sues ABC News for defamation, seeks $1.2 billion in damages

September 13, 2012
BPI is alleging that the network misled consumers to believe its lean finely textured beef was unhealthy and unsafe.
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BPI to announce major lawsuit

September 13, 2012
Beef Products Inc., BPI Technology Inc. and Freezing Machines Inc. will hold a press conference today to announce a major lawsuit regarding defamation of its beef product, lean finely textured beef.
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