Fidelity bond or deposit.
1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, an exchange facilitator shall maintain one or more fidelity bonds in a total amount of not less than $1,000,000 executed by an insurer authorized to do business in this State and approved by the Division.
2.In lieu of such a bond, a licensee may deposit with the Division under such terms and conditions as the Division may prescribe, a like amount of lawful money of the United States or any other form of security authorized by NRS 100.065. If security is provided in the form of a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate, the certificate must state that the amount is unavailable for withdrawal except upon order of the Division.
3.A licensee shall provide proof of the bond required pursuant to this section, including, without limitation, the name and address of the insurer, to a client.
4.Any person claiming against a bond or deposit required by this section may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction on the bond or deposit for damages to the extent covered by the bond or deposit. A person who brings an action on a bond or deposit shall notify the Division in writing upon filing the action.
5.Upon receiving a request from a person for whose benefit a bond or deposit is required, the Division shall notify the person:
(a)That a bond is in effect or that a deposit has been made, and the amount of either; and
(b)If there is an action against the bond, of the title, court and case number of the action and the amount sought by the plaintiff.
6.If an insurer or, in the case of a deposit, the Division wishes to make a payment without awaiting action by a court, the amount of the bond or deposit must be reduced to the extent of any payment made by the insurer or the Division in good faith under the bond or deposit. Any payment must be based on written claims received by the insurer or the Division before any action is taken by a court.
7.Claims against a bond or deposit have equal priority, and if the bond or deposit is insufficient to pay all claims in full, they must be paid on a pro rata basis. Partial payment of claims is not full payment, and any claimant may bring an action against the licensee for the unpaid balance.
Section 645G.320 — Fidelity bond or deposit.,