The latest in a series of lawsuits filed by two companies seeking to recover damages from the online news website BuzzFeed.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, alleges that BuzzFeed is guilty of defamation and libel.
The company said it was not aware of the lawsuit and declined to comment.
BuzzFeed has a long history of being sued for libel and defamation in the United States.
BuzzFeed is owned by Univision, which also owns El Rey Network.
In a statement, the news site said it does not comment on pending litigation.
BuzzFeed and its lawyers have been working for several months to resolve the case.
BuzzFeed had sued BuzzFeed News for defamation in August 2016, claiming that BuzzFeed News had published a false article about its founder, Ben Smith, after he made a speech criticizing the current administration.
BuzzFeed News said in a statement that it did not have knowledge of the allegations against the company, and did not intend to file a lawsuit.
BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News and the news organization reached a settlement in October that said BuzzFeed News would pay $1 million in cash and $1.25 million in damages.
The settlement also said BuzzFeed would pay “a total of $6.7 million” in legal fees.
BuzzFeed said the case had been resolved because BuzzFeed News has “established a strong reputation for ethical reporting.”
BuzzFeed News is not the only news outlet that has been sued over the content of its stories.
In July, CNN and Time Inc. settled a lawsuit filed by BuzzFeed News alleging that CNN’s story about an anti-Trump protester who died during protests at the 2016 Republican National Convention was false and defamatory.
BuzzFeed filed a lawsuit against CNN in January alleging that the story was defamated by BuzzFeed, Time Inc., and other news outlets.
BuzzFeed’s lawsuit alleges that the company’s content and the fact that CNN did not publish a retraction and apologize did not deter BuzzFeed from pursuing its defamation claims.
The news company said in the lawsuit that it is willing to pay the settlement amount if BuzzFeed can show that the BuzzFeed News story is false and that the fact CNN did a retown did not dissuade BuzzFeed from filing the lawsuit.