Unauthorized Insurance Business

SECTION 27-16-7

§ 27-16-7. Service of process on agent or insurance producer.

Service of process in an action, suit, or proceeding shall, in addition to the manner provided in § 27-16-6, be valid if served upon any person within this state who, in this state on behalf of the insurer, is: (1) soliciting insurance or reinsurance; (2) making, issuing or delivering any contract of insurance or reinsurance; or (3) collecting or receiving any premium, membership fee, assessment, or other consideration for insurance or reinsurance; and a copy of the process is sent within ten (10) days after this by registered mail by the plaintiff or plaintiff 's attorney to the defendant at the last known principal place of business of the defendant, and the defendant's receipt, or the receipt issued by the post office with which the letter is registered, showing the name of the sender of the letter and the name and address of the person to whom the letter is addressed, and the affidavit of the plaintiff or plaintiff 's attorney showing a compliance with this section, are filed with the clerk of the court in which the action is pending on or before the date the defendant is required to appear, or within any further time as the court may allow.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3725, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 27-16-7.)