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      RS 22:73     


§73.  Order of dissolution

A.  If the insurer against whom the petition for liquidation is filed be a corporation and the petition prays for dissolution of such insurer, the court shall have jurisdiction either before or after final liquidation of the property, business, and affairs of such insurer, after citation of an order to show cause as aforesaid and a full hearing, to enter a decree dissolving such insurer.  The court may likewise, regardless of whether an order of liquidation is sought or has been obtained, upon proper petition by the commissioner of insurance, order dissolution of an insurer when it has failed to qualify for a certificate of authority authorizing it to commence the transaction of its business, or when an insurer has no assets and no means for payment of liabilities.  In any such decree of dissolution, the court may, upon satisfactory demonstration that all of the assets of the insurer shall be applied to payment of liabilities of the insurer in the manner and priority as provided by law, and after such notice and hearing as the court shall require, issue an order discharging the insurer of all unsatisfied liabilities.

B.  Notwithstanding any provision of Subsection A of this Section, upon application by the commissioner of insurance and following notice as prescribed by the court and a hearing, the court may authorize the commissioner of insurance to sell the corporation as an entity, together with any of its licenses to do business, despite the entry of an order of liquidation.  The sale may be made on terms and conditions the court deems appropriate including but not limited to the distribution of the proceeds of the sale of the corporate entity and licenses for the benefit of policyholders and creditors in the manner set forth in R.S. 22:2025.  The legal existence of a legal entity that is placed under an order of rehabilitation, liquidation, or conservation shall be terminated only if the court orders its dissolution as a legal entity, as provided in this Section.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1989, No. 446, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1993, No. 955, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:741 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:73 redesignated as R.S. 22:85 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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