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HB 753, 54th Regular Session
Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast; provided due care shall be construed to include a bona fide compliance with any federal law or regulation; provided further that no owner, licensee or operator shall be liable for any damages from any defamatory statement uttered on the radio or television broadcasting station or on behalf of any candidate for public office; provided further in any action for damages the complaining party shall be allowed only such actual damages as he has alleged and proved.

Author: Frates Slick Seeligson

Civil Remedies & Liabilities
Communications & Press

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