559.013 STATE AS DEFENDANT.
Subdivision 1. Service, notice to AG.
The state may be made a party defendant to an action
brought under Minnesota Statutes 1949, section
. In such cases where the state is made a
party the summons and complaint shall be served upon the attorney general, who shall represent
the state in the action and defend in all cases where it appears the state in fact has an interest
which will be affected. A notice directed to the attorney general shall be served with the summons
and complaint stating the nature of the claim the state makes, or appears to make.
Subd. 2. Limitations, costs.
If the state is joined in an action under subdivision 1 and
interposes an answer so that issue is joined thereon as between the plaintiff and the state, the state,
in addition to any costs to which it may be entitled under Minnesota Statutes 1949, section
may have costs in such amount as the court allows not to exceed $50, on motion made upon not
less than two days' notice, whenever it appears that there was no reasonable ground for joining the
state, whether or not there is dismissal as to the state before final judgment.
History: 1953 c 21 s 1,2; 1955 c 332 s 1