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  354.355.  Injunctions, permanent or temporary, grounds, procedure — dissolution of corporation or rehabilitation, procedure. — Whenever it shall appear to the director of the department of commerce and insurance, from any examination made by himself, or from the report of a person or persons appointed by him, or from the statements of the corporation subject to the provisions of sections 354.010 to 354.380, or from any knowledge or information in his possession

  (1)  That the corporation has refused to submit its books, papers, accounts or affairs to the reasonable inspection of the director or his deputy or his examiner; or

  (2)  That the corporation has, by contract of reinsurance or otherwise, transferred or attempted to transfer substantially its entire property or business, or entered into any transaction, the effect of which is to merge substantially its entire property or business in the property or business of any other corporation, association, society, order, partnership or individual without first having obtained the written approval of the director of the department of commerce and insurance as provided by law; or

  (3)  That the corporation is found, after an examination, to be in such condition that its further transaction of business will be hazardous to its policyholders or to its creditors or to the public; or

  (4)  That the corporation has an officer who has refused to be examined under oath touching its affairs; or

  (5)  That the corporation has ceased to transact the business of insurance for a period of one year;



the director may institute a suit or proceedings in the circuit court in the county or city in which the corporation was organized or in which it has or last had its principal or chief office or place of business or in the county of Cole, to enjoin the corporation from further prosecution of its business, either temporarily or perpetually, or for a judgment dissolving the corporation or for both; and after the entry of the decree or judgment, the court upon the motion of the director of the department of commerce and insurance may order the liquidation, settlement and winding up of the affairs of such corporation or the rehabilitation of the corporation as provided in section 354.140 together with such other decrees and orders in connection therewith as the court shall deem advisable.


(L. 1983 H.B. 127 § 354.355 subsec. 1)

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