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§868.  Limiting actions; jurisdiction

A.  No insurance contract delivered or issued for delivery in this state and covering subjects located, resident, or to be performed in this state, or any group health and accident policy insuring a resident of this state regardless of where made or delivered, shall contain any condition, stipulation, or agreement either:

(1)  Requiring it to be construed according to the laws of any other state or country except as necessary to meet the requirements of the motor vehicle financial responsibility laws of such other state or country.

(2)  Depriving the courts of this state of the jurisdiction of action against the insurer.

B.  No insurance contract delivered or issued for delivery in this state and covering subjects located, resident, or to be performed in this state, or any health and accident policy insuring a resident of this state regardless of where made or delivered, shall contain any condition, stipulation, or agreement limiting right of action against the insurer to a period of less than twenty-four months next after the inception of the loss when the claim is a first-party claim, as defined in R.S. 22:1692, and arises under any insurance classified and defined in R.S. 22:47(6), (10), (11), (12), (13), (15), and (19) or to a period of less than one year from the time when the cause of action accrues in connection with all other insurances unless otherwise specifically provided in this Code.

C.  Any such condition, stipulation, or agreement in violation of this Section shall be void, but such voiding shall not affect the validity of the other provisions of the contract.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1983, No. 188, §1; Acts 1987, No. 210, §1, eff. July 2, 1987; Acts 2006, No. 739, §1, eff. June 29, 2006; Acts 2007, No. 43, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:629 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 375, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:868 redesignated as R.S. 22:619 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.



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