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(740 ILCS 165/) Uniform Single Publication Act.

740 ILCS 165/1

    (740 ILCS 165/1) (from Ch. 126, par. 11)
    Sec. 1. 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 edition 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.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1907.)

740 ILCS 165/2

    (740 ILCS 165/2) (from Ch. 126, par. 12)
    Sec. 2. 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 1 shall bar any other action for damages by the same plaintiff against the same defendant founded upon the same publication or exhibition or utterance.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1907.)

740 ILCS 165/3

    (740 ILCS 165/3) (from Ch. 126, par. 13)
    Sec. 3. This Act shall be so interpreted as to effectuate its purpose to make uniform the law of those states or jurisdictions which enact it.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1907.)

740 ILCS 165/4

    (740 ILCS 165/4) (from Ch. 126, par. 14)
    Sec. 4. This Act may be cited as the Uniform Single Publication Act.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1907.)

740 ILCS 165/5

    (740 ILCS 165/5) (from Ch. 126, par. 15)
    Sec. 5. This Act shall not be retroactive as to causes of action existing on its effective date.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1907.)