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Standing Up for Citizen Journalism

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 29, 2014

Back in July, many of you saw an Associated Press story which reported that “[s]everal food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network’s coverage of a beef product dubbed ‘pink slime’ by critics.” Because of my successful […]

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Back in December I told you that Bruce Smith, a former environmental health and safety officer at Beef Products Inc., filed a pro se lawsuit in Nebraska state court against me, ABC News, Jim Avila, Diane Sawyer and Jamie Oliver.   In his complaint, Mr. Smith claimed to have suffered the negligent infliction of emotional distress due to the […]

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The New York Daily News reported over the weekend on a lawsuit which alleges that the death of a 62-year-old Minnesota man was caused by the consumption of lean, finely textured beef (aka “LFTB,” and more commonly known as “pink slime”) tainted with E coli.  The lawsuit was filed on January 8th by Marler Clark, one of […]

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Yesterday I learned that Bruce Smith, a former environmental health and safety officer at Beef Products Inc., has filed a pro se lawsuit in Nebraska state court relating to last spring’s controversy over BPI’s lean, finely textured beef product.  I’m one of the named defendants, along with ABC News, Jim Avila, Diane Sawyer and Jamie Oliver. […]

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Beef Products Inc., maker of lean, finely textured beef (aka LFTB and commonly referred to as “pink slime”) has announced this morning that it is filing a state court defamation lawsuit against ABC News arising out of the network’s coverage of the product this past spring.   The suit seeks $1.2 billion dollars in actual […]

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Nutella Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Health Claims

by Bettina Elias Siegel on April 30, 2012

Last February, I told you about a class action lawsuit filed against the makers of the chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella.  The lead plaintiff in the class action, a mom from San Diego, claimed she was misled by the picture of milk, bread and fruit on the front of the jar, and was “shocked” to discover that the product […]

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Mom Heads to Court Over Nutella

by Bettina Elias Siegel on February 7, 2011

Lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit against Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, on the grounds that the chocolate hazelnut spread  is falsely advertised as being “nutritious” and part of a “healthy breakfast.” The lead plaintiff in the class action, a mom from San Diego, claims she was misled by the picture of milk, bread and […]

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New York Times Weighs in on Happy Meal Toys Lawsuit

by Bettina Elias Siegel on December 24, 2010

I meant to get to this item earlier in the week — The New York Times editorial page recently weighed in on the lawsuit recently filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest against McDonald’s over the use of toys in fast food meals. After noting that 37% if children rank McDonald’s as their […]

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