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Retraction Statute

  • A retraction must be requested within 20 days of publication.
  • If a retraction or correction is published within 2 weeks after the written request is received, a suit may still be filed but potential damages are limited.
  • A retraction must be requested to preserve the right to bring a libel suit.

SCHENCK v. OREGON TELEVISION, 146 Ore. App. 430; 934 P.2d 480; 1997 Ore. App. LEXIS 106 (1997) 


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