Oregon Statutes - Chapter 746 - Trade Practices - Section 746.340 - Conditions to be met by defendant unauthorized insurer before filing motions or pleadings.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, before any unauthorized insurer may file or cause to be filed any motion or pleading in an action started against it by service of process in the manner provided in ORS 746.320, the defendant insurer shall either:

(a) Procure a certificate of authority to transact insurance in this state; or

(b) Deposit cash or securities or file a bond with good and sufficient sureties, approved by the court, with the clerk of the court in which such action is pending in an amount, fixed by the court, sufficient to secure the payment of any judgment which may be entered in such action. However, the court may in its discretion make an order dispensing with such deposit or bond where the insurer makes a showing satisfactory to such court that the insurer maintains in a state of the United States funds or securities, in trust or otherwise, sufficient and available to satisfy any final judgment which may be entered in such action.

(2) The court may order such postponement as may be necessary to give such insurer reasonable opportunity to comply with subsection (1) of this section and to prepare its defense in such action.

(3) Nothing in ORS 746.320 to 746.360 shall be construed to prevent a defendant unauthorized insurer from filing a motion to set aside service of process made in the manner provided in ORS 746.320 on the ground that such insurer has not done any of the acts described in subsection (2) of such section. [Formerly 736.256]

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