3955.19 Staying pending proceedings involving insolvent insurers.

To permit a proper defense by the Ohio insurance guaranty association of all pending causes of action, all proceedings in which an insolvent insurer is a party or is obligated to defend a party in any court in this state shall be stayed for six months, and such additional time thereafter as may be determined by the court in which the proceedings are pending or with jurisdiction over the proceedings, from the date the insolvency is determined or an ancillary proceeding is instituted in this state, whichever is later.

As to any covered claims arising from any judgment, order, decision, verdict, or finding based on a default or stipulation of the insolvent insurer or its insured, the association, either on its own behalf or on behalf of the insured, may apply to the court to have its judgment, order, decision, verdict, or finding vacated. The court shall grant the application, and the association shall be permitted to defend the claim on the merits.

Cite as R.C. § 3955.19

History. Effective Date: 06-29-1994