ABC News and Beef Products Inc. reached a allotment in a $5.7
billion lawsuit that claimed a story ABC ran in 2012 misled
viewers and caused hundreds of layoffs.
On Wednesday, ABC announced it had reached an “amicable
resolution” with BPI. The terms of a allotment are
a Sioux City Journal’s Nick Hytrek reported.
BPI’s attorney, Dan Webb, pronounced a allotment “vindicated” the
association and a “lean finely textured beef,” a product that ABC
dubbed “pink slime” in a 2012 reports, according to Hytrek.
“Although we have resolved that continued lawsuit of this
box is not in a company’s interests, we sojourn committed to
a powerful office of law and a consumer’s right to know
about a products they purchase,” ABC
pronounced in a statement.
Lawyers done their
opening arguments reduction than a month ago in a hearing that could
have resulted in a outcome of as many as $5.7 billion if BPI had
In a suit, BPI purported that ABC misled viewers by job its
gaunt finely textured beef “pink slime.” LFTB is a common
part in beef products and is protected to eat, that ABC noted
in a reports. However, even with assurances that the
ingredient, done from a trappings of a cow and treated with
ammonia to kill bacteria, wasn’t dangerous, a word “pink
slime” incited off customers, a lawsuit claimed.
“They abandoned a correct name,” Webb pronounced in his opening
according to The Hollywood Reporter. “When we have a major
news classification that is job a product ‘slime,’ witnesses
will contend they can’t suppose anything worse. It connotes something
BPI pronounced it had to tighten 3 plants and lay off 700 workers
since of a “pink slime” backlash.
ABC’s profession argued that a “pink slime” reports brought to
light that BPI and other ground-beef producers were regulating a beef
product that many business were unknowingly they were eating.