Food Lion’s Response To ABC Hidden Cameras Created New Mess


O.J. Simpson's wrongful death trial in California was not the only gut-wrenching civil trial of 1996. Food Lion's lawsuit against ABC News for "fraud, deceptive trade practices, civil conspiracy and breach of duty of loyalty" was perhaps more painful because the grocery giant claims a 1992 investigative report by the network's "PrimeTime Live" program caused many of their stores to close in the years since and have cost hundreds their jobs. And though these sensational legal charges may sound more like ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson's opening salvo in the original "Primetime Live" news segment which accused Food Lion of selling tainted food, it wasn't.

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