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After ABC News ran a series last year that gave Beef Products Inc.’s ‘lean finely textured beef’ the unflattering moniker ‘pink slime,’ the story went viral. Blogs and newspapers all over the world spread the message about the mixture containing chunks of beef, trimmings and ammonium hydroxide (to kill E.coli and other harmful contaminants) that was regularly used in hamburgers, taco meat and other beef products. As a result, BPI’s annual revenue shrank from $650 million to $130 million. So BPI hired the best lawyer they could find now they’re suing ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer and a host of others in a $1.2 billion suit that Reuters says is shaking out to be one of the biggest defamation cases in US history.

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