1722. Retraction: Newspaper or Broadcast (Civ. Code, § 48a)

Because Defendant is a newspaper/broadcaster, Plaintiff may recover only the following:

(a) Damages to property, business, trade, profession, or occupation; and

(b) Damages for money spent as a result of the defamation.

However, this limitation does not apply if Plaintiff proves both of the following:

1. That Plaintiff demanded a correction of the statement within 20 days of discovering the statement; and

2. That Defendant did not publish an adequate correction;


That Defendant’s correction was not substantially as conspicuous as the original publication/broadcast;


That Defendant’s correction was not published/broadcast within three weeks of Plaintiff’s demand.