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      RS 22:335     


§335.  Service of process; secretary of state as attorney

Every foreign or alien insurer shall appoint the secretary of state to be its true and lawful attorney in this state upon whom, or some other person in his office during his absence he may designate, all lawful process in any action or proceeding against such insurer may be served, which shall constitute service on such insurer.  Such appointment shall continue in force so long as any contract or other liability of such insurer in this state shall remain outstanding.  Whenever such process shall be served upon the secretary of state, he shall forthwith forward a copy of the process by registered or certified mail or by commercial courier as defined in R.S. 13:3204(D), when the person to be served is located outside of this state to the person designated for the purpose by the insurer.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1999, No. 395, §4; Redesignated from R.S. 22:985 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 544, §3.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:335 redesignated as R.S. 22:195 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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