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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
Insurance
Chapter 626
Insurance Field Representatives And Operations
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Section 626.8736, Florida Statutes 2001

626.8736  Nonresident independent or public adjusters; service of process.--

(1)  Each licensed nonresident independent or public adjuster shall appoint the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer and his or her successors in office as his or her attorney to receive service of legal process issued against the nonresident independent or public adjuster in this state, upon causes of action arising within this state out of transactions under his license and appointment. Service upon the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer as attorney shall constitute effective legal service upon the nonresident independent or public adjuster.

(2)  The appointment of the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer for service of process shall be irrevocable for as long as there could be any cause of action against the nonresident independent or public adjuster arising out of his or her insurance transactions in this state.

(3)  Duplicate copies of legal process against the nonresident independent or public adjuster shall be served upon the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer by a person competent to serve a summons.

(4)  Upon receiving the service, the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer shall forthwith send one of the copies of the process, by registered mail with return receipt requested, to the defendant nonresident independent or public adjuster at his or her last address of record with the department.

(5)  The Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer shall keep a record of the day and hour of service upon him or her of all legal process received under this section.

History.--s. 59, ch. 98-199.

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