43.5206 Extent to which a correction is a defense upon trial.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 43.5206]

If it appears upon trial that the publication was made under honest mistake or misapprehension, then a correction timely published without comment in a position and type as prominent as the alleged libel or in a broadcast made at the same time of day as the broadcast complained of and of at least equal duration shall constitute a defense against the recovery of any damages except actual damages, as well as being competent and material in mitigation of actual damages to the extent the correction published does so mitigate them.

History: 1980, PL 16-64 § 6.