INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION
41-3618. Stay of court proceedings for insolvency — Setting aside judgment against insolvent insurer. All proceedings in which the insolvent insurer is a party or is obligated to defend a party in any court in this state shall, subject to written waiver by the association in specific cases involving covered claims, be stayed until the last day fixed by the court for the filing of claims and such additional time thereafter as may be determined by the court from the date the insolvency is determined or an ancillary proceeding is instituted in the state, whichever is later, to permit proper defense by the association of all pending causes of action. As to any covered claims arising from a judgment under any decision, verdict or findings based on the default of the insolvent insurer or its failure to defend an insured, the association either on its own behalf or on behalf of such insured may apply to have such judgment, order, decision, verdict or finding set aside by the same court or administrator that made such judgment, order, decision, verdict or finding and shall be permitted to defend against such claim on the merits. The liquidator, receiver, or statutory successor of an insolvent insurer covered by this act shall permit access by the board or its authorized representative to such of the insolvent insurer’s records which are necessary for the board in carrying out its functions under this act with regard to covered claims. In addition, the liquidator, receiver, or statutory successor shall provide the board or its representative with copies of such records upon the request by the board and at the expense of the board.
[41-3618, added 1970, ch. 152, sec. 18, p. 462; am. 1981, ch. 54, sec. 2, p. 84; am. 1997, ch. 109, sec. 13, p. 265.]