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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 84. Fraternal Benefit Societies
- Section 625. Service of Process.
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AS 21.84.625. Service of Process.
- (a) A society authorized to do business in this state shall appoint in writing the director and the director's successors
in office to be its true and lawful attorney upon whom all lawful process in an action or proceeding against it shall
be served. The society shall agree in writing that any lawful process against it that is served on the appointed
attorney is of the same legal force and validity as if served on the society and that the authority continues in force
so long as any liability remains outstanding in this state. Copies of the appointment, certified by the director, are
sufficient evidence of the appointment and shall be admitted in evidence with the same force and effect as the
- (b) Service may only be made on the director or, if the director is absent, upon the person in charge of the director's
office. Service shall be made in duplicate and shall constitute sufficient service on the society. When legal process
against a society is served on the director, the director shall immediately forward one of the duplicate copies by
registered mail, prepaid, to the secretary or corresponding officer. Legal process shall not be served on a society
except in the manner provided in this section. At the time of serving a process on the director, the plaintiff or
complainant in the action shall pay to the director a fee set under AS 21.06.250
- (c) A society shall respond to the service of process as provided in the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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