ABC and a South Dakota meat producer have settled a $1.9 billion lawsuit brought against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."The terms of the settlement are confidential. Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued ABC in 2012, saying the coverage misled consumers.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 20, 2014
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - PINK TIE PARTIES, INC.
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- ABC Settles 'Pink Slime' Meat Lawsuit
Thursday Jun 29, 2017
- Disney Paid $177 Million to Settle ABC News’ ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Lawsuit
By Brian Flood, provided by
- Thursday Aug 10, 2017
Disney paid at least $177 million to settle the “pink slime” defamation suit filed against its ABC News division, according to a footnote in the company’s latest quarterly earnings report.The amount was listed as “the settlement of litigation” and CNN reported that a lawyer for South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. said his client received “even more than $177 million” when its defamation suit was settled in June on then-undisclosed terms.In his reports, Avila used the term “pink slime” 137 times to describe the substance, which results when beef trimmings are placed in a centrifuge to separate lean mean from fat and then treated with ammonia to kill E.coli and other bacteria, according to BBC.
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- Settlement of lawsuit against ABC exceeds $177M
By JAMES NORD, Associated Press - Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime" exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said Wednesday.Disney, which owns ABC, disclosed a $177 million legal settlement charge in a filing with a government securities regulator this week that didn't specifically link it to South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. BPI attorney Dan Webb said that based on the disclosure, it appears Disney is funding $177 million of the settlement and insurers are "paying the rest."BPI sued in 2012, saying ABC's coverage of its lean, finely textured beef product misled consumers into believing the product is unsafe, is not beef and isn't nutritious.
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- ABC News Settles ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Case With Beef Company
By Mary Beth Quirk - Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
Well, that was quick: Just a few weeks after Beef Products Inc. and ABC News squared off in the opening arguments of the trial over the broadcaster’s use of the phrase “pink slime” to describe an ingredient in some ground beef, the two sides have agreed to put the whole thing to rest.The settlement’s terms are confidential, reports the …