NJ High Court Tackles State's Duty To Defend Prosecutor

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 8:14 PM ET) -- New Jersey's Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear Essex County's appeal of the state attorney general’s refusal to defend the county in a lawsuit over property that was allegedly damaged after being seized as part of a criminal investigation by the county’s prosecutor.

New Jersey’s high court has agreed to hear a claim by Essex County and its acting prosecutor, Carolyn A. Murray, that the attorney general’s office had abused its discretion in declining to defend and indemnify the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in a...
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