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Subchapter 004 : Interstate Relations(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 7092)
§ 7092. Liquidation of property of foreign or alien insurers found in this State
(a) If no domiciliary receiver has been appointed, the Commissioner may apply to the Superior Court of Washington County by verified petition for an order directing him or her to liquidate the assets found in this State of a foreign insurer or an alien insurer not domiciled in this State, on any of the following grounds:
(1) any of the grounds established in section 7051 or 7056 of this title; or
(2) any of the grounds established in subdivisions 7091(a)(2) through (4) of this title.
(b) When an order is sought under subsection (a) of this section, the Court shall cause the insurer to be given such notice and time to respond thereto as is reasonable under the circumstances.
(c) If it shall appear to the Court that the best interests of creditors, policyholders, and the public require, the Court may issue an order to liquidate in whatever terms it shall deem appropriate. The filing or recording of the order with the Superior Court of Washington County or the town clerk of the town in which the principal business of the company is located or the town in which its principal office or place of business is located, shall impart the same notice as a deed, bill of sale, or other evidence of title duly filed or recorded with that town clerk would have imparted.
(d) If a domiciliary liquidator is appointed in a reciprocal state while a liquidation is proceeding under this section, the liquidator under this section shall thereafter act as ancillary receiver under section 7094 of this title. If a domiciliary liquidator is appointed in a nonreciprocal state while a liquidation is proceeding under this section, the liquidator under this section may petition the Court for permission to act as ancillary receiver under section 7094 of this title.
(e) On the same grounds as are established in subsection (a) of this section, the Commissioner may petition any appropriate federal district court to be appointed receiver to liquidate that portion of the insurer's assets and business over which the Court will exercise jurisdiction, or any lesser part thereof that the Commissioner deems desirable for the protection of the policyholders and creditors in this State.
(f) The Court may order the Commissioner, when he or she has liquidated the assets of a foreign or alien insurer under this section, to pay claims of residents of this State against the insurer under such rules as to the liquidation of insurers under this chapter as are otherwise compatible with the provisions of this section. (Added 1991, No. 45, § 2, eff. May 29, 1991.)