Amounts paid from the seed indemnity fund in satisfaction of any approved claims shall constitute a debt and obligation of the seed buyer against whom the claim was made and its surety. The director may bring suit on behalf of the seed indemnity fund and in the name of any claimant paid from the fund in district court of Ada county to recover from the seed buyer and its surety the amount of the payment made from the seed indemnity fund, together with costs and attorney’s fees incurred in maintaining the suit. In the event the department initiates an action against a seed buyer or surety, the department’s claim is deemed to accrue and relate back to the time that each producer who received a seed indemnity fund payment incurred a loss with the seed buyer. Any recovery for reimbursement of the fund shall bear interest at the statutory rate from the date of failure.

History:
[22-5128, added 2002, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 746.]