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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS [3274 - 9566]

  ( Heading of Division 4 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 16. )

PART 1. RELIEF [3274 - 3428]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 4. UNIFORM SINGLE PUBLICATION ACT [3425.1 - 3425.5]
  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867. )

3425.1.
  

This title may be cited as the Uniform Single Publication Act.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867.)

3425.2.
  

This act shall be so interpreted as to effectuate its purpose to make uniform the law of those states or jurisdictions which enact it.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867.)

3425.3.
  

No person shall have more than one cause of action for damages for libel or slander or invasion of privacy or any other tort founded upon any single publication or exhibition or utterance, such as any one issue of a newspaper or book or magazine or any one presentation to an audience or any one broadcast over radio or television or any one exhibition of a motion picture. Recovery in any action shall include all damages for any such tort suffered by the plaintiff in all jurisdictions.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867.)

3425.4.
  

A judgment in any jurisdiction for or against the plaintiff upon the substantive merits of any action for damages founded upon a single publication or exhibition or utterance as described in Section 3425.3 shall bar any other action for damages by the same plaintiff against the same defendant founded upon the same publication or exhibition or utterance.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867.)

3425.5.
  

This title shall not be retroactive as to causes of action existing on its effective date.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 867.)

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