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A federal judge recuses himself from presiding over BPI's lawsuit because of personal reasons

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BPI is suing ABC over coverage of Lean, finely textured beef which critics dubbed a derogatory name. BPI is suing ABC over coverage of Lean, finely textured beef which critics dubbed a derogatory name.
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Judge Larry Piersol recused himself last week in the case filed by Dakota Dunes based Beef Products Incorporated.

Piersol recused himself from BPI's $1.2 billion dollar defamation lawsuit against ABC because his daughter-in-law works as a producer for ABC's "Good Morning America."

The case has been reassigned to Chief Judge Karen Schreier.

BPI is suing ABC over coverage of Lean, finely textured beef which critics dubbed a derogatory name.

BPI claims the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing the product is unhealthy and unsafe.

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