2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 12D - Reinsurance Intermediaries
Section 59A-12D-11 - Penalties and liabilities.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-12D-11 (2017)

59A-12D-11. Penalties and liabilities.

A. If the superintendent determines that the reinsurance intermediary or any other person has not materially complied with the provisions of the Reinsurance Intermediary Law, or any regulation or order promulgated thereunder, after notice and opportunity to be heard, the superintendent may order:

(1) for each separate violation, a penalty in an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000);

(2) revocation or suspension of the reinsurance intermediary's license; and

(3) if it was found that because of such material noncompliance that the insurer or reinsurer has suffered any loss or damage, the superintendent may maintain a civil action brought by or on behalf of the reinsurer or insurer and its policyholders and creditors for recovery of compensatory damages for the benefit of the insurer and its policyholders and creditors or seek other appropriate relief.

B. If an order of rehabilitation or liquidation of the insurer has been entered pursuant to Chapter 59A, Article 41 NMSA 1978, and the receiver appointed under that order determines that the reinsurance intermediary or any other person has not materially complied with the provisions of the Reinsurance Intermediary Law or any regulation or order promulgated thereunder, and the insurer suffered any loss or damage therefrom, the receiver may maintain a civil action for recovery of damages or another appropriate sanction for the benefit of the insurer.

C. Nothing contained in this section shall affect the right of the superintendent to impose any other penalties provided for in the Insurance Code.

D. Nothing contained in the Reinsurance Intermediary Law is intended to or shall in any manner limit or restrict the rights of policyholders, claimants, creditors or other third parties.

History: 1978 Comp., 59A-12D-11, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 320, 52.

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