Tilley, cristina carmody, applying a 'persona test' for newsgatheirng privilege to food lion v capital cities/abc (april 4, 1999) northwestern university law review, vol 93, no 4, 1999. Abc will pay $15 million and parent company capital cities/abc will have to throw in $4 million jurors did not punish producers lynne dale and susan barnett, because they viewed them as simply following orders. Food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc revisited 100 the power of investigative journalism — animal rights activism 100 property open to the general public 100.
Get this from a library food lion vs primetime live : jury finds abc guilty of fraud [abc news food lion sitrick and co] -- the video discusses the fraudulent behavior of abc news primetime live during its investigation of food lion supermarkets. 1 two abc television reporters, after using false resumes to get jobs at food lion, inc supermarkets, secretly videotaped what appeared to be unwholesome food handling practices. Abc in the food lion story, and predicting that the nation will try to carve out laws directed at harassing paparazzi that do not infringe upon constitutional pro- tections.
Yet another item in the sun article which we particularly feel must be corrected is that food lion sued capital cities/abc and its producer for trying to go undercover to report on working. In the 1992 case food lion v capital cities/abc inc, the grocery giant sued the news agency not for defamation (the claims about unsanitary practices in the meat department were accurate), but. Alcoholic beverage control commission 3601 capital blvd, suite 103 raleigh, nc 27604 pitt county abc board 65 food lion, llc missy p welch.
Food lion fraud award against abc thrown out feature page number: 3 (food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc) the news media and the law, fall 1999. Food lion vs capital cities/abc 4th circuit of appeal, 1999 -abc's prime time live news magazine show documented mishandling of fresh meat: ground meat was expiring on the shelf so they would mix it with fresh ground meat. Food lion inc, v capital cities/abc inc facts: grocery chain food lion, inc brought this suit against abc for fraud, breach of loyalty and trespass after two abc undercover reporters secretly videotaped questionable food meat handling practices and aired the footage in a primetime live broadcast. This article addresses these questions in the context of the landmark decision in food lion v capital cities/abc, 194 f3d 505 (4th cir 1999) do you want to read the rest of this article. Food lion's award from capital cities/abc inc for a hidden-camera expose that accused the grocery chain of selling rat-gnawed cheese and rotting meat was reduced friday from $55 million to.
Food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc activity with litt and barnett might be relevant to food lion's claim against abc and capital cities for respondeat. Capital cities/abc many food lion chains went away because of this case capital cities is the producer of abc's prime time live news magazine show. The court closely compared this matter to the fourth circuit's decision in food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc, 194 f3d 505 (4th cir 1999) the food lion case involved news reporters from the abc program primetime live who obtained jobs at the grocery store chain at stores in north carolina and south carolina under fraudulent.
Food lion sued, and a jury that saw the 45 hours of video from which kaplan and abc distilled a 10-minute hit piece awarded food lion $55 million in punitive damages for fraud committed by capital cities-abc against the company. In food lion, the grocery giant sued capital cities/abc, inc (abc), contending that two abc employees had obtained employment in food lion stores in north carolina and south carolina under false pretenses to secretly videotape alleged unsanitary food practices for a. Journalism groups support abc appeal in food lion decision spj news 3/25/1997 tweet more than 20 journalism groups and news companies have joined together in support of the capital cities/abc appeal in the food lion decision.
Food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc legal issue were abc's reporters guilty of committing fraud against food lion, and if so, was food lion entitled to receive compensation for lost profits resulting from the airing of the story. Creative capital the hamlet machine food lion v abc news i am homeless his work has been cited in the landmark media law case food lion vs abc news. Food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc, decided by the us court of appeals for the fourth circuit in october 19991, requires such a balancing of competing social. Learn media law with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of media law flashcards on quizlet.
235 food lion v capital cities /abc 194 f 3d 505 united states court of appeals for the fourth circuit october 20, 1999 5 food lion, incorporated, plaintiff-appellee, v. Official news source for food lion follow our media relations team here or contact us at [email protected] norfolk and surrounding cities for allowing. Food lion, inc v capital cities/abc, inc, 964 f supp 956, 963 (mdnc 1997) the court therefore concluded that the publication damages were not proximately caused by the non-reputational torts committed by abc's employees. Listed below are those cases in which this featured case is cited click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case 80 so2d 227 - smith and gaston funeral directors v dean, supreme court of alabama 138 se2d 210 - short v nance-trotter realty, inc, supreme court of north.