§ 27-31-1 Definitions
§ 27-31-2 Applicability of chapter
§ 27-31-3 Powers generally
§ 27-31-4 Business name; actions
§ 27-31-5 Attorneys
§ 27-31-6 Surplus funds of domestic insurer
§ 27-31-7 Certificate of authority – Application by domestic insurer; contents of declaration
§ 27-31-8 Certificate of authority – Issuance; refusal, suspension, or revocation
§ 27-31-9 Power of attorney
§ 27-31-10 Modifications of subscribers’ agreement or power of attorney of domestic insurer
§ 27-31-11 Bond of attorney of domestic insurer – Requirements
§ 27-31-12 Bond of attorney of domestic insurer – Deposit in lieu thereof
§ 27-31-13 Action on bond or deposit in lieu thereof
§ 27-31-14 Service of process on domestic insurer; judgment thereon
§ 27-31-15 Advancement of funds to domestic insurers
§ 27-31-16 Annual statement; supplemental information
§ 27-31-17 Determination of financial condition
§ 27-31-18 Subscribers; exchange of insurance contracts; liability of representatives
§ 27-31-19 Subscribers’ advisory committee of domestic insurer
§ 27-31-20 Liability of subscribers – Generally
§ 27-31-21 Liability of subscribers – Judgment
§ 27-31-22 Levy of assessments on subscribers of domestic insurers – Generally
§ 27-31-23 Levy of assessments on subscribers of domestic insurers – Time limit
§ 27-31-24 Levy of assessments on subscribers of domestic insurers – Aggregate liability
§ 27-31-25 Nonassessable policies
§ 27-31-26 Distribution of unused premiums, etc
§ 27-31-27 Distribution of assets upon liquidation of domestic insurer
§ 27-31-28 Merger or conversion of domestic insurer
§ 27-31-29 Proceedings when assets of insurer insufficient

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 31

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • animal: Every living creature, domestic or wild, with the exception of man and animals used for illegal gaming purposes. See Alabama Code 13A-11-152
  • ANIMAL OR CROP FACILITY: Any facility engaging in scientific research, education, or agricultural production of or involving the use of animals or crops including any organization with the primary purpose of representing livestock or crop production or processing; any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or crops; any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or crop products or materials; any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine; any person licensed to apply chemical applications not limited to pesticides, insecticides, rodenticides, or herbicides; any organization with a primary purpose of representing any of the above; the owner, operator, and employees of any animal or crop facility; and any vehicle, building, greenhouse, structure, laboratory, pasture, field, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where animals or crops are located. See Alabama Code 13A-11-152
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney: as used in this chapter , refers to the attorney-in-fact of a reciprocal insurer. See Alabama Code 27-31-5
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: The Board of County Commissioners. See Alabama Code 45-42-122.01
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 13A-11-152
  • county: Limestone County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-122.01
  • crops: Any shrub, vine, tree, seedling, shoot, slip, or other plant undergoing experimentation or otherwise capable of producing food, fiber, lawful or legal medicines, nursery stock, floral products, or aesthetic beauty. See Alabama Code 13A-11-152
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • employee: Any person including the heads of departments, chief clerks, and chief deputy sheriff, who is employed in the service of the county on a regular full-time basis. See Alabama Code 45-42-122.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OR OFFICES: Shall include but not be limited to the sheriff, tax assessor, tax collector, judge of probate, and county clerk. See Alabama Code 45-42-122.01
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • INTIMATE AREAS: Any portion of a person's body, whether or not covered by undergarments, that are traditionally covered by undergarments to protect that portion from public view, including genitals, pubic areas, buttocks, and female breasts. See Alabama Code 13A-11-40
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: A human being, and where appropriate, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated corporation, a partnership, a government or a governmental instrumentality, or a private organization, association, coalition, federation, and its officers or spokespersons. See Alabama Code 13A-11-152
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • residing: as used in this article , shall mean any person who remains within any county in the state for a period of more than 24 hours and maintains or uses sleeping quarters anywhere within the county. See Alabama Code 13A-11-180
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.