UNAUTHORIZED INSURERS AND SURPLUS LINES
41-1207. How process is served — Default judgment. (1) Such service of process shall be made as provided for in section 41-334(1), [Idaho Code,] and:
(a) The director shall forthwith mail by registered mail one (1) of the copies of such process to the defendant at its last known principal place of business, and shall keep a record of all processes so served upon him.
(b) Such service of process is sufficient, provided (i) notice thereof and (ii) a copy of the process, are sent to the defendant at its last known principal place of business, by the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney, by registered mail within ten (10) days thereafter, and provided that on or before the date the defendant is required to appear, or within such further time as the court may allow, there shall be filed with the clerk of the court in which such action is pending (i) the defendant’s receipt of registration, or receipt issued by the post office with which the letter is registered, showing the name of the sender of the letter and the name and address of the person to whom the letter is addressed, and (ii) the affidavit of the plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney showing a compliance herewith.
(2) Service of process in any such action, suit or proceeding shall, in addition to the manner provided in subsection (1) of this section, be valid if served upon any person within this state who, on behalf of such insurer, is:
(a) Soliciting insurance, or
(b) Making, issuing or delivering any contract of insurance, or
(c) Collecting or receiving any premium, membership fee, assessment or other consideration for insurance; and a copy of such process is sent to the defendant in the same manner as set forth in subsection (1)(b) herein.
(3) No plaintiff or complainant shall be entitled to a judgment by default under this section until the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date of the filing of the affidavit of compliance.
(4) Nothing contained in this section shall limit or abridge the right to serve any process, notice or demand upon any insurer in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.
[41-1207, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 251, p. 645.]