Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 13. Supervision, Rehabilitation, and Liquidation

Conservation Of Property Of Foreign Or Alien Insurers

33-2-1379. Conservation of property of foreign or alien insurers. (1) If a domiciliary liquidator has not been appointed, the commissioner may apply to the district court by verified petition for an order directing the commissioner to act as conservator to conserve the property of an alien insurer not domiciled in this state or a foreign insurer on any one or more of the following grounds:

(a) any of the grounds in 33-2-1331;

(b) that any of its property has been sequestered by official action in its domiciliary state or in any other state;

(c) that enough of its property has been sequestered in a foreign country to give reasonable cause to fear that the insurer is or may become insolvent;

(d) that its certificate of authority to do business in this state has been revoked or that none was ever issued;

(e) that there are residents of this state with outstanding claims or outstanding policies.

(2) When an order is sought under subsection (1), the court shall cause the insurer to be given notice and a time to respond that is reasonable under the circumstances.

(3) The court may issue the order in whatever terms it considers appropriate. The filing or recording of the order with the clerk of the district court or the clerk and recorder of the county in which the principal business of the company is located or the county in which its principal office or place of business is located must impart the same notice as a deed, bill of sale, or other evidence of title filed or recorded with that clerk and recorder would have imparted.

(4) The conservator may at any time petition for and the court may grant an order under 33-2-1380 to liquidate assets of a foreign or alien insurer under conservation or, if appropriate, for an order under 33-2-1382 to be appointed ancillary receiver.

(5) The conservator may at any time petition the court for an order terminating conservation of an insurer. If the court finds that the conservation is no longer necessary, it shall order the insurer to be restored to possession of its property and the control of its business. The court may also make a finding and issue an order at any time upon motion of any interested party, but if the motion is denied, all costs must be assessed against the party.

History: En. Sec. 50, Ch. 383, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1125, Ch. 56, L. 2009.