That doesn't mean it hasn't happened, said Assistant Attorney General Jim Soper.
A case could be made for defending a private company's interests when they coincide with the state's, Soper
said. "If the company was unable to defend itself and there were adverse consequences to the state, then there might be a sound, underlying reason for us to handle it," Soper
said. It's more common for vendors and contractors to indemnify the state, he