A libel lawyer retained by the United Farm Workers sent the Times a 62-page retraction demand to this month's investigative series on the union, Bill Bradley reports at New West Notes. Asking for a correction is a required step before a newspaper can be sued for libel under California law, though it should be noted that very few retraction demands ever lead to legal action. Most don't even generate a published correction. The union has also posted a 101-page response at its website.
* Update: (8:45 pm) A Times source says Editor Dean Baquet and legal counsel Karlene Goller had not received any demand for retraction by late Monday.