1. An unauthorized insurer effecting insurance under the provisions of the Nonadmitted
Insurance Law shall be deemed to be transacting insurance in this state as an unlicensed
insurer and may be sued in a district court of this state upon any cause of action
arising against it in this state under any insurance contract entered into by it under
2. Service of legal process against the insurer may be made in any such action by
service of two copies thereof upon the Commissioner or an authorized representative
of the Commissioner and payment of the fee specified in NRS 680B.010. The Commissioner or an authorized representative of the Commissioner shall forthwith
mail a copy of the process served to the person designated by the insurer in the policy
for the purpose by prepaid registered or certified mail with return receipt requested. If no such person is so designated in the policy, the Commissioner or an authorized
representative of the Commissioner shall in like manner mail a copy of the process
to the broker through whom the insurance was procured, or to the insurer at its principal
place of business, addressed to the address of the broker or insurer, as the case
may be, last of record with the Commissioner. Upon service of process upon the Commissioner or an authorized representative of
the Commissioner and its mailing in accordance with this subsection, the court shall
be deemed to have jurisdiction in personam of the insurer.
3. The defendant insurer has 40 days from the date of service of the summons and complaint
upon the Commissioner or an authorized representative of the Commissioner within which
to plead, answer or defend any such suit.
4. An unauthorized insurer entering into such an insurance contract shall be deemed
thereby to have authorized service of process against it in the manner and to the
effect provided in this section. Any such contract, if issued, must contain a provision stating the substance of
this section and designating the person to whom the Commissioner or an authorized
representative of the Commissioner shall mail process as provided in subsection 2.
5. For the purposes of this section, “process” includes only a summons or the initial documents served in an action. The Commissioner or an authorized representative of the Commissioner is not required
to serve any documents after the initial service of process.
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