(a) Service of process against an insurer for whom the commissioner is attorney shall
be made by delivering to and leaving with the commissioner, his deputy or a person
in apparent charge of his office during the commissioner's absence, two (2) copies
of the process together with a fee as provided in W.S. 26-4-101, taxable as costs in the action.
(b) In case the process is issued by an inferior court, it may be directed to and
served in duplicate by an officer authorized to serve process in the city or county
of the commissioner's office, at least fifteen (15) days before the return day thereof,
and that service confers jurisdiction.
(c) Upon service the commissioner shall immediately mail by registered mail one (1)
of the copies of the process to the person currently designated by the insurer to
receive the process as provided in W.S. 26-3-121(d).
(d) Service of process is sufficient if:
(i) Notice of that service and a copy of the process are sent within ten (10) days
from the date of service by registered mail by plaintiff or his attorney to the defendant
insurer at its last known principal place of business in the United States;
(ii) The defendant receives or the post office with which the letter is registered
issues a receipt, showing the name of the sender of the letter and the name and address
of the person to whom the letter is addressed; and
(iii) The affidavit of the plaintiff or his attorney showing 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 such further time as
the court allows.
(e) The commissioner shall keep a record of the day of service upon him of all legal
(f) Process served upon the commissioner with a copy forwarded as in this section
provided constitutes valid and binding personal service upon the insurer.
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