2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:32-80 - Grounds for liquidation of assets of insurer
17B:32-80. Grounds for liquidation of assets of insurer
50. a. If no domiciliary receiver has been appointed, the commissioner may apply to the Superior Court by verified petition for an order directing him to liquidate the assets found in this State of a foreign insurer or an alien insurer not domiciled in this State, on any of the following grounds:
(1) Any of the grounds in section 11 or 16 of this act; or
(2) Any of the grounds specified in paragraphs (2) through (4) of subsection a. of section 49 of this act.
b. When an order is sought under subsection a. of this section, the court shall give the insurer notice and time to respond thereto as is reasonable under the circumstances.
c. If it shall appear to the court that the best interests of creditors, policyholders and the public require, the court may issue an order to liquidate in whatever terms it shall deem appropriate. The filing or recording of the order with the clerk of the Superior Court or the recorder of deeds of the county in which the principal business of the insurer is located or the county in which its principal office or place of business is located, shall impart the same notice as a deed, bill of sale or other evidence of title duly filed or recorded with that recorder of deeds would have imparted.
d. If a domiciliary liquidator is appointed in a reciprocal state while a liquidation is proceeding under this section, the liquidator under this section shall thereafter act as ancillary receiver under section 52 of this act. If a domiciliary liquidator is appointed in a nonreciprocal state while a liquidation is proceeding under this section, the liquidator under this section may petition the court for permission to act as ancillary receiver under section 52 of this act.
e. On the same grounds as are specified in subsection a. of this section, the commissioner may petition any appropriate federal district court to be appointed receiver to liquidate that portion of the insurer's assets and business over which the court will exercise jurisdiction, or any lesser part thereof that the commissioner deems desirable for the protection of the policyholders and creditors in this State.
f. The court may order the commissioner, when he has liquidated the assets of a foreign or alien insurer under this section, to pay claims of residents of this State against the insurer under such rules as to the liquidation of insurers under this act as are otherwise compatible with the provisions of this section.