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§33-12C-23. Suits by nonadmitted insurers.

A nonadmitted insurer may not commence or maintain an action in law or equity, including arbitration or any other dispute resolution mechanism, in this state to enforce any right arising out of any insurance transaction except with respect to:

(a) Claims under policies lawfully written in this state;

(b) Liquidation of assets and liabilities of the insurer (other than collection of new premium), resulting from its former authorized operations in this state;

(c) Transactions subsequent to issuance of a policy not covering domestic risks at the time of issuance, and lawfully procured under the laws of the jurisdiction where the transaction took place;

(d) Surplus lines insurance placed by a licensee under authority of section eight of this article;

(e) Reinsurance placed under the authority of article thirty-eight of this chapter;

(f) The continuation and servicing of life insurance, health insurance policies or annuity contracts remaining in force as to residents of this state where the formerly authorized insurer has withdrawn from the state and is not transacting new insurance in the state;

(g) Servicing of policies written by an admitted insurer in a state to which the insured has moved but in which the company does not have a certificate of authority until the term expires;

(h) Claims under policies covering wet marine and transportation insurance;

(i) Placements of insurance which were lawful in the jurisdiction in which the transaction took place and which were not unlawful placements under the laws of this state.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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