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To all suits instituted under the provisions of this chapter the parties interested shall be summoned as provided by Section 85-7-145; provided further that where any contractors' bond has been executed and delivered under any of the foregoing sections of this chapter and the contractor or principal obligor in said bond, or any one or more of said principal obligors therein shall be a non-resident or shall remove from the state, or so conceal himself therein that service of process cannot be directly made upon him personally, then in such case personal service of summons for said absent or absconding principal obligor may be made upon the insurance commissioner of the State of Mississippi in like manner, with the same procedure thereabout, and with the same effect as process may be served on said commissioner in cases of a defendant foreign insurance company; and the delivery of any such bond within this state shall be deemed equivalent to the appointment, by the principal obligors and by the surety or sureties therein, of the state insurance commissioner or his successors in office to be the true and lawful attorney of said obligors upon whom may be served all lawful process in any action or proceeding arising under said bond when for any one of the reasons aforesaid the said principal obligors or any one of them cannot be otherwise served with personal summons in this state, and the delivery of any bond in this chapter mentioned shall be a signification of the agreement and power of attorney of the said principal obligor or obligors and of said sureties that any such process against said principal or principals which is so served shall be of the same legal force and validity as if served upon the said principal or principals personally.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 85. Debtor-Creditor Relationship § 85-7-195. Service of process - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-85-debtor-creditor-relationship/ms-code-sect-85-7-195/
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