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    Subdivision 1. Attorney general; privileged communication. The attorney general shall
be the attorney for the department. When a matter has been referred to the attorney general
by the commissioner after a finding of probable cause or for the purpose of interim relief,
communications between members of the attorney general's office and charging parties or
members of a class formed pursuant to section 363A.28, subdivision 6, paragraph (g), are
privileged as would be a communication between an attorney and a client.
    Subd. 2. Legal representation costs. The Department of Human Rights may not be charged
by the attorney general for legal representation on behalf of complaining parties who have filed a
charge of discrimination with the department. This subdivision is effective retroactive to July 1,
1989. The department does not have an obligation to pay for any services rendered by the attorney
general since July 1, 1985, in excess of the amounts already paid for those services.
History: 1967 c 897 s 27; 1988 c 660 s 11; 1991 c 345 art 1 s 90

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