2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:32-34 - Jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings
17B:32-34. Jurisdiction over delinquency proceedings
4. a. No delinquency proceeding shall be commenced under this act by anyone other than the commissioner and no court shall have jurisdiction to entertain, hear or determine any proceeding commenced by any other person.
b. No court of this State shall have jurisdiction to entertain, hear or determine any complaint praying for the dissolution, liquidation, rehabilitation, sequestration, conservation or receivership of any insurer; or praying for an injunction or restraining order or other relief preliminary to, incidental to or relating to such proceedings other than in accordance with this act.
c. In addition to other grounds for jurisdiction provided by the law of this State, a court of this State having jurisdiction of the subject matter has jurisdiction over a person served pursuant to the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey or other applicable provisions of law in an action brought by the receiver of a domestic insurer or an alien insurer domiciled in this State:
(1) If the person served is an agent, broker or other person who has at any time written policies of insurance for, or has acted in any manner whatsoever on behalf of, an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been instituted, in any action resulting from or incident to such a relationship with the insurer;
(2) If the person served is a reinsurer who has at any time entered into a contract of reinsurance with an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been instituted, or is an agent or broker of or for the reinsurer, in any action on or incident to the reinsurance contract;
(3) If the person served is or has been an officer, director, manager, trustee, organizer, promoter or other person in a position of comparable authority or influence over an insurer against which a delinquency proceeding has been instituted, in any action resulting from or incident to such a relationship with the insurer;
(4) If the person served is or was at the time of the institution of the delinquency proceeding against the insurer holding assets in which the receiver claims an interest on behalf of the insurer, in any action concerning the assets; or
(5) If the person served is obligated to the insurer in any way whatsoever, in any action on or incident to the obligation.
d. If the court on motion of any party finds that any action should as a matter of substantial justice be tried in a forum outside this State, the court may enter an appropriate order to stay further proceedings on the action in this State.
e. All actions authorized pursuant to this section shall be brought in the Superior Court.