Section 6-5-2

Right to commence actions - In foreign jurisdictions.

The Governor may, whenever the interests of the state may require, order and direct actions to be commenced in the name of the state in any foreign jurisdiction for the recovery of any moneys due or owing to the state or upon any claim or demand on which the state is entitled to commence an action; and, for the prosecution of such actions, he may employ counsel and may, for such sum as is necessary to pay the costs or expenses thereof, order the Comptroller to draw a warrant on the Treasury.

(Code 1886, §79; Code 1896, §3762; Code 1907, §2450; Code 1923, §5654; Code 1940, T. 7, §80.)