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Illinois Statutes Chapter 215. Insurance § 5/105. Director as agent; service of process

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§ 105. Director as agent; service of process.

(1) The attorney-in-fact of every Lloyds transacting business in this State shall file with the Director a duly executed instrument whereby such Lloyds shall appoint and constitute the Director, his successor or successors in office, the true and lawful agent of such Lloyds upon whom all lawful process in any action or legal proceeding against such Lloyds may be served, and shall agree that any lawful process against such Lloyds which may be served upon said agent shall be of the same force and validity as if served upon the attorney-in-fact, and that the authority thereof shall continue in force irrevocably so long as any liability of such Lloyds in this State shall remain outstanding.

(2) In any suit instituted against any domestic, foreign or alien Lloyds transacting business in this State, it shall not be necessary to name the underwriters as parties defendant, but such Lloyds may be named as the party defendant in any such suit and service may be had upon all the underwriters by service upon the last appointed attorney-in-fact or by service upon the Director, and not otherwise. Any such suit may be brought in the county in which the cause of action arises or in which the claimant resides. When such process is served upon the Director as agent to accept service, duplicate copies of such process shall be delivered to him and he shall immediately forward one copy of each such process to the last appointed attorney-in-fact by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, giving the day and hour of such service.

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