2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 44 - INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM REGULATORY ACT
SECTION 26-44-112. - Injunctions; prohibitions against voting securities; sequestration of voting securities.
26-44-112. Injunctions; prohibitions against voting securities; sequestration of voting securities.
(a) Whenever it appears to the commissioner that any insurer or any director, officer, employee or agent of the insurer has committed or is about to commit a violation of this act or of any rule, regulation or order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this act, the commissioner may apply to the district court for the county in which the principal office of the insurer is located or, if the insurer has no office in this state, then to the district court for Laramie county for an injunction.
(b) No security which is the subject of any agreement or arrangement regarding acquisition, or which is acquired or to be acquired, in violation of this act or of any rule, regulation or order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this act may be voted at any shareholder's meeting, or may be counted for quorum purposes, and any action of shareholders requiring the affirmative vote of a percentage of shares may be taken as though the securities were not issued and outstanding. No action taken at any meeting shall be invalidated by the voting of the securities, unless the action would materially affect control of the insurer or unless the Wyoming courts have so ordered. If an insurer or the commissioner has reason to believe that any security of the insurer has been or is about to be acquired in violation of this act or of any rule, regulation or order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this act, the insurer or the commissioner may apply to the court for the county in which the insurer has its principle place of business to enjoin any action violating this act, to enjoin the voting of any security acquired in violation of this act, to void any vote of such a security already cast at any meeting of shareholders and for other equitable relief.
(c) In any case where a person has acquired or is proposing to acquire any voting securities in violation of this act or any rule, regulation or order issued by the commissioner, the commissioner or insurer may request the district court to seize or sequester any voting securities of the insurer owned directly or indirectly by the person, and issue an order appropriate to carry out the purposes of this act. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, for the purposes of this act the sites of the ownership of the securities of domestic insurers shall be deemed to be in Wyoming.
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