Correction or Clarification of Defamation


Under this Act, a person must make a timely request for a correction or clarification from the publisher of a defamation in order to maintain an action for defamation. If the publisher of the defamation subsequently publishes a timely correction or clarification in a manner to reach the same public that the defamation reached, the defamed person can only receive economic losses if he or she prevails in a defamation action.

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Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 1993.
Committee/Resources: Correction or Clarification of Defamation (1993)