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  27.060.  To represent state in other cases. — The attorney general shall institute, in the name and on the behalf of the state, all civil suits and other proceedings at law or in equity requisite or necessary to protect the rights and interests of the state, and enforce any and all rights, interests or claims against any and all persons, firms or corporations in whatever court or jurisdiction such action may be necessary; and he may also appear and interplead, answer or defend, in any proceeding or tribunal in which the state's interests are involved.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12901)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11276; 1919 § 696; 1909 § 970

CROSS REFERENCES:

Declaratory judgments--to be served copy of proceedings, when, 527.110

Delinquent taxes, to assist state director of revenue in collecting, 136.150

Division of workers' compensation, legal advice to, 287.620

State highways and transportation commission, to advise, 226.070

(1951) Proceeding to oust county treasurer from office involved public interest and was properly brought by attorney general. State ex rel. Taylor v. Cumpton, 362 Mo. 199, 240 S.W.2d 877.

(1958) Attorney general is not the attorney for a trustee of a public charitable trust, but such trustee has right to be represented by attorney of his own choosing. Murphey v. Dalton (Mo.), 314 S.W.2d 726.


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