17:50-4. Instrument authorizing service of process on Commissioner of Banking and Insurance to be filed; service fee
Concurrently with the filing of the declaration provided for by the terms of section three hereof, the attorney shall file with the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance of this State an instrument in writing duly executed by him for said subscribers, conditioned that upon the issuance of certificate of authority provided for in section eleven hereof, action may be brought in any county in which the cause of action arises, or where the claimant resides, and service of process may be had upon the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance of this State in all actions or proceedings in this State arising out of any policies, contracts or agreements issued, which service shall be valid and binding upon all subscribers exchanging at any time reciprocal or interinsurance contracts through such attorney. Three copies of such process shall be served and the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance of this State shall file one copy in his office, forward one copy to said attorney, and return one copy with his admission of service. Where the principal office of the attorney is located in this State, service of process may also be had upon all subscribers by serving the attorney at said office. Service of process shall not be had upon subscribers or any of them in any action or proceeding in this State, except in the manner provided in this section, and any action or other proceeding may be begun and prosecuted or defended by them under the name or designation adopted by them. A service fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall accompany each such service and be paid to the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.
L.1945, C.161, p. 556, s.4. Amended by L.1953, C.17, p. 297, s.189.
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