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2013 Florida Statutes

Special deposit claims and secured claims.
F.S. 631.191
631.191 Special deposit claims and secured claims.
(1) The owners of special deposit claims against an insurer against which a liquidation order has been entered in this or any other state shall be given priority against their several special deposits in accordance with the provisions of the statutes governing the creation and maintenance of such deposits. If there is a deficiency in any such deposit so that the claims secured thereby are not fully discharged therefrom, the claimants may share in the general assets, but such sharing shall be deferred until general creditors, and also claimants against other special deposits who have received smaller percentages from their respective special deposits, have been paid percentages of their claims equal to the percentage paid from the special deposit.
(2)(a) The owner of a secured claim against an insurer against which a liquidation order has been entered in this or any other state may surrender her or his security and file her or his claim as a general creditor, or the claim may be discharged by resort to the security, in which case the deficiency, if any, shall be treated as a claim against the general assets of the insurer on the same basis as claims of unsecured creditors. If the amount of the deficiency has been adjudicated in ancillary proceedings as provided in this chapter, or if it has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding in which the domiciliary receiver has had notice and an opportunity to be heard, such amount shall be conclusive; otherwise the amount shall be determined in the delinquency proceeding in the domiciliary state.
(b) The value of any security held by a secured creditor shall be determined under supervision of the court by:
1. Converting the same into money according to the terms of the agreement pursuant to which the security was delivered to such creditor; or
2. If no such agreement exists, the court shall determine the value in the event the creditor and the receiver cannot agree upon same.
History.s. 735, ch. 59-205; s. 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 13, ch. 83-38; s. 9, ch. 89-360; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 402, ch. 97-102.