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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 59A. Insurance Code § 59A-41-34. Commencement of a delinquency proceeding

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A. The superintendent, the attorney general or an insurance department staff attorney representing him, shall commence any proceeding under this article by an application to the district court in the judicial district in which the principal office of the insurer or organization involved is located, for an order directing the superintendent to proceed with delinquency proceedings provided for in this article.  Such order with a copy of the petition therein shall be served upon the insurer or organization named in such order, if it be a domestic corporation by delivering to the president or other head of the corporation, secretary or clerk to the corporation, the cashier, the treasurer or any director or managing agent;  if it be a foreign or alien corporation by delivering to the president, vice president, treasurer or assistant treasurer, secretary or assistant secretary, or any director of or managing agent, or, if the corporation lacks any of those officers within the state, to the officer performing corresponding functions under another name;  if it be a voluntary, unincorporated or a joint stock association, order or society, by delivering to the president, vice president, treasurer, director, trustee or other officer or a member with managerial powers;  if it be a reciprocal insurer or Lloyds underwriters, by delivering to the duly designated attorney-in-fact, a true copy of said order and petition and leaving the same with any such person within the state.

B. When it is satisfactorily proved by the verified report of the examiner made to the superintendent or by affidavit of any other person familiar with the facts that the officers, directors, trustees or managing agents or members of the corporation, association, order or society named in such order, upon whom service is required to be made as provided, or if a reciprocal insurer or Lloyds underwriters be named in the order, that the duly designated attorney-in-fact or its officers and managing agents have departed from the state or have kept themselves concealed therein or if such of the persons residing in this state and upon whom service is required to be made as above provided have resigned from their offices within forty (40) days prior to the application for an order under the provisions of this article, or that service cannot be made immediately by the exercise of reasonable diligence, such an order may provide for service thereof in such manner as the court or justice by whom the same is made, shall direct.

C. Failure of any such insurer to appear or plead before the court within five (5) days after proper service of the order and petition shall be deemed a waiver to the right to have a hearing upon the allegation contained in the petition.

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