Beef Products Incorporated has filed a lawsuit against ABC News. Dan Webb, BPI’s chief legal counsel, filed the lawsuit in Union County court on Thursday morning. Webb says BPI is taking legal action against ABC News for what he calls a long-term sustained viscous attack on BPI and its product lean finely textured beef.
According to Webb, the suit lays out 200 false and misleading statements made by ABC News over a 30 day period that began on March 7, 2012. BPI maintains that its business has been severely harmed by ABC’s course of conduct and wants a jury to award the company actual and consequential (punitive) damages in excess of $400 million dollars. During Thursday’s press conference Webb said he expected the final award to be $1 billion dollars for actual damages and another $1 billion dollars in punitive fees.
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