ADMINISTRATION OF DEPOSITS
41-810. Levy upon deposit. (1) No judgment creditor or other claimant of an insurer shall have the right to levy upon any of the assets or securities of the insurer held on deposit in this state pursuant to section 41-316 or 41-316A, Idaho Code.
(2) As to deposits made in this state pursuant to the retaliatory provision, section 41-340, Idaho Code, levy thereupon shall be permitted only if expressly so provided in the director’s order under which the deposit is required.
(3) As to the special deposit of a title insurer, if upon expiration of thirty (30) days after the judgment became final the insurer has failed to satisfy in full any final judgment rendered against it by a court of this state and arising out of any contract of insurance or guaranty issued by it, the judgment may be enforced against the insurer’s deposit. For the purposes of this provision a judgment shall be deemed to have become final upon expiration of the period permitted by law for an appeal, or, if an appeal is taken, upon dismissal of the appeal or affirmance of the judgment.
(4) To obtain the enforcement referred to in subsection (3) of this section, the judgment creditor shall petition the court in the same cause in which the judgment was obtained, setting forth the facts referred to in subsection (3) of this section, and the court shall direct issuance of a special execution directed to the sheriff of Ada county of this state requiring the sheriff to sell the assets and securities of the insurer on deposit or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the judgment. The court’s order authorizing the special execution shall direct that a copy of the judgment, petition, and writ of execution shall be served upon the director within five (5) days thereafter. Upon receipt of such service the director shall forthwith notify the insurer of the levy and require the insurer within such period as may be specified in the notice, which period shall be not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days after the date of the notice, to have its president or other duly authorized representative to attend with the insurer’s key and the director to the opening of the box in which the insurer’s deposit is kept. Upon the box being so opened the director shall extract therefrom and deliver to the sheriff for sale on execution deposited assets or securities of the insurer in amount, up to the full amount so on deposit, not less than as required for the satisfaction of the judgment. All proceedings for the enforcement of the writ of execution against the deposit shall conform as nearly as may be to the practice in ordinary cases except as in this subsection specially provided.
(5) If the insurer, after notice by the director as required under subsection (4) of this section, willfully fails to attend to the opening of the box in which its deposit is kept, or willfully fails to permit the director to extract therefrom assets or securities as in subsection (4) of this section provided, the director shall after hearing held thereon forthwith revoke the insurer’s certificate of authority and institute proceedings for the rehabilitation or liquidation of the insurer under chapter 33 of this code. In any such proceedings the judgment with respect to which execution was issued and leading to the insurer’s failure as herein referred to, shall have a first and prior right and claim as to the assets and securities of the insurer constituting its deposit as levied against, as of the date of service upon the director of the copy of the judgment, petition, and writ of execution as provided for in subsection (4) of this section.
[41-810, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 179, p. 645; am. 1994, ch. 240, sec. 10, p. 757; am. 2004, ch. 90, sec. 7, p. 330.]