KSC, TITLE 6.  THE JUDICIARY
 
Chapter 30.  Defamation

Section 6.3001.  Single cause of action.
Section 6.3002.  Bar.

      Section 6.3001.  Single cause of action.
       There is only one cause of action for defamation, or invasion of privacy or tort arising from a single publication, exhibition or utterance, such as one edition of a newspaper, book, magazine, one presentation to an audience, one television or radio broadcast or one exhibition of a motion picture.  Recovery in an action includes all damages for a tort suffered by the plaintiff in all jurisdictions.  This section does not create a cause of action not already existing.

Cross reference:
The constitutional provisions on the Judiciary are found in Kosrae Const., Art. VI.

      Section 6.3002.  Bar.
       A judgment against the plaintiff upon the substantive merits of an action for damages arising from a single publication, exhibition or utterance stated in Section 6.3001 bars an action for damages by the same plaintiff against the same defendant founded upon the same publication, exhibition or utterance.
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