27-1-821. Extent to which a correction is a defense upon trial. If it appears upon trial that the publication or broadcast complained of was made under honest mistake, then a correction timely published or broadcast 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 constitutes a defense against the recovery of punitive damages.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 569, L. 1979.