2009 California Civil Code - Section 2207-2209 :: Article 4. Common Carriers Of Messages

SECTION 2207-2209

2207.  A carrier of messages by telegraph must, if it is
practicable, transmit every such message immediately upon its
receipt. But if this is not practicable, and several messages
accumulate upon his hands, he must transmit them in the following
   1. Messages from public agents of the United States or of this
State, on public business;
   2. Messages intended in good faith for immediate publication in
newspapers, and not for any secret use;
   3. Messages giving information relating to the sickness or death
of any person;
   4. Other messages in the order in which they were received.

2208.  A common carrier of messages, otherwise than by telegraph,
must transmit messages in the order in which he receives them, except
messages from agents of the United States or of this State, on
public business, to which he must always give priority. But he may
fix upon certain times for the simultaneous transmission of messages
previously received.

2209.  Every person whose message is refused or postponed, contrary
to the provisions of this Chapter, is entitled to recover from the
carrier his actual damages, and fifty dollars in addition thereto.

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