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Claims and Actions Against Public Entities and Public Employees; Defense of Public Employees   

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A public entity may provide for a defense pursuant o this part by its own attorney or by employing other counsel for this purpose or by purchasing insurance which requires that the insurer provide the defense. All of the expenses of providing a defense pursuant to this part are proper charges against a public entity. A public entity has no right to recover such expenses from the employee or former employee defended.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1683)