“Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

September 15, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world has take to calling “pink slime” — filed a $1.2 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) lawsuit against ABC News for ”roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements. Pink slime is a product that’s made from beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide and that is commonly found in pre-made burgers. “The lawsuit is without merit,” said ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider in a statement. ”We will contest it vigorously.” Read the rest of “Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

March 11, 2012 by  
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Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang , alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50 million for each of the suit’s nine charges, which include labor law violations, breach of agreement, and “unjust enrichment.” The lead plaintiff in the suit, 56-year-old Wenyu Lu, reported working 84 hours per week at Wang’s Chinatown factory, resulting in eye injuries and kidney stones. Wang, who reportedly earned $25 million in 2011, has denied the accusations. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexander Wang , chinatown , couterre , Fashion , labor laws , NYC , sweatshops , work conditions

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Plastic Bag Manufacturers Drop Suit Against Reusable Bag Maker ChicoBag

September 16, 2011 by  
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photo: Mike Linksvayer / CC BY The lawsuit against reusable bag maker ChicoBag brought about by a trio of disposable plastic bag manufacturers has come to a conclusion. Two of the plaintiffs, Superbag and Advance Poly Split, dropped their case, while the third, Hilex Poly has settled the case–and even suffered a reverse of sorts…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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$100 Million Class Action Filed Against LEED and USGBC

October 14, 2010 by  
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Henry Gifford, photo by Travis Roozee Henry Gifford has been a thorn in the side of the US Green Building Council for a couple of years, since he wrote an article claiming that LEED rated buildings used 29% more energy than conventional buildings . LEED has changed a lot since then, but not enough for Henry; He’s launched a $100 million class action lawsuit against the USGBC, going after them for Sherman Act Monopolization through fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, wire fraud and unjust enri… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Enviro Group Sues FDA for BPA Inaction

July 1, 2010 by  
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An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not taking action on bisphenol A (BPA) in the 18 months since the group filed a petition demanding BPA be banned in food packaging.

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Why All Companies Should Track Sustainability Metrics

July 1, 2010 by  
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Companies need to provide evidence of how their key sustainability impacts are addressed in operations. Without hard data being provided on a consistent basis, it’s no wonder that there’s an emerging business in validating green marketing claims.

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