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California Code of Civil Procedure Section 461

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461.  In any action within Section 460 or 460.5, the defendant may,
in his answer, allege both the truth of the matter charged as
defamatory, and any mitigating circumstances, to reduce the amount of
damages. Whether he proves the justification or not, he may give in
evidence the mitigating circumstances.

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