FILE - In this March 29, 2012 file photo, the beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef is frozen on a large drum as part of its manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Neb
CHICAGO -- Dan Webb is best known in Chicago for defending the likes of former Gov. George Ryan and Springfield millionaire William Cellini. Over the last several months, however, Webb has made headlines after he was appointed Special Prosecutor to investigate what happened in the death of David Koschman.
Today, we learn Webb has another new gig.
He is representing Beef Products Inc. which on Thursday filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit against ABC News, Inc. for defamation, blaming the network for misleading consumers about "pink slime."
The lawsuit indicates the network's coverage falsely led consumers to believe that the meat product was unsafe and unhealthy, causing a huge profit loss.
Webb, who could not immediately be reached for comment, has been handling a grand jury that is investigating Koschman's 2004 death. The Chicagoan was punched in a drunken exchange with the politically connected nephew of Chicago's former Mayor Daley. A Sun-Times investigation has raised questions about whether politics were involved in the handling of Koschman's death investigation.