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Bill Expanding AG's Standing in Settlements Divides Committee - Government Practice News

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Posted on: Feb 2, 2018

A bill expanding the Indiana Attorney General’s ability to intervene in certain settlements that do not involve constitutional issues cleared a Statehouse committee Monday on a party-line vote.

Senate Bill 270, authored by Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, would give the Attorney General’s office standing to intervene in the resolutions to a lawsuit against a local unit of government that involves an injunction, restraining order or consent decree. Already the Attorney General has the power to intervene in constitutional issues but has no ability to join in matters that do not exceed constitutional limits but still affect the public interest.

Read more from The Indiana Lawyer here.

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