3903.15 Stay of actions - statute of limitations - standing.

(A) Any court in this state, before which any action or proceeding in which the insurer is a party or is obligated to defend a party is pending when a rehabilitation order against the insurer is entered, shall stay the action or proceeding for ninety days and such additional time as is necessary for the rehabilitator to obtain proper representation and prepare for further proceedings. The rehabilitator shall take such action respecting the pending litigation as he considers necessary in the interests of justice and for the protection of creditors, policyholders, and the public. The rehabilitator shall immediately consider all litigation pending outside this state and shall petition the courts having jurisdiction over that litigation for stays whenever necessary to protect the estate of the insurer.

(B) No statute of limitations or defense of laches shall run with respect to any action by or against an insurer between the filing of a complaint for appointment of a rehabilitator for that insurer and the order granting or denying that complaint. Any action by or against the insurer that might have been commenced when the complaint was filed may be commenced for at least sixty days after the order of rehabilitation is entered or the complaint is denied.

(C) Any guaranty association or foreign guaranty association covering life or health insurance or annuities shall have standing to appear in any court proceeding concerning the rehabilitation of a life or health insurer if such association is or may become liable to act as a result of the rehabilitation.

Effective Date: 03-07-1983