Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
New Jersey State House New Jersey State House

N.J.S.A. § 52:17A-4(c) provides that the attorney general, through the Division of Law, “shall exclusively attend to and control all litigation and controversies to which the State is a party or in which its rights and interests are involved.” Despite that facially unambiguous allocation of power, there have been frequent instances in which the state Legislature, through its officers and by its own counsel, has been granted party-intervenor status—with all the attendant rights and prerogatives—in a matter in which the state or a state agency is the defendant, even though the attorney general has entered an appearance and should, according to the statute, “exclusively attend to and control” the litigation on behalf of the state.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


New Jersey Local Government DeskbookBook

For Attorneys and Town OfficialsIncludes downloadable PAY to PLAY RULES!This plain-language handbook organizes and updates a town's procedural and regulatory obligatio...
Get More Information


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.