2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 9-209 - Jurisdiction and venue


MD Ins Code § 9-209 (2013) What's This?

§9-209.

(a) The Circuit Court of Baltimore City:

(1) has exclusive original jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings; and

(2) may issue all necessary and proper orders to carry out this subtitle.

(b) If service is made in accordance with the Maryland Rules or other applicable law, a court with subject matter jurisdiction over an action brought under this subtitle also has jurisdiction over:

(1) a person, including an insurance producer and another person that has written policies, that has acted in any manner on behalf of an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been commenced, in an action resulting from or incidental to the person’s relationship with the insurer;

(2) a reinsurer that at any time has entered into a contract of reinsurance with an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been commenced, or an insurance producer for the reinsurer, in an action on or incidental to the reinsurance contract;

(3) an officer, director, manager, trustee, organizer, promoter, or attorney in fact of an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been commenced, in an action resulting from or incidental to the person’s relationship with the insurer;

(4) a person that, at the time of or after commencement of the delinquency proceeding, held or was in control of assets in which the receiver claims an interest on behalf of the insurer, in an action concerning the assets; and

(5) a person obligated to the insurer in any way, in an action on or incidental to the obligation.

(c) The venue of all delinquency proceedings is in Baltimore City.

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