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Subdivision 1.Commissioner's authority.

If the commissioner finds pursuant to the procedural requirements of section 45.027 that a person has violated a provision of this chapter, the commissioner may take any action authorized under that section.

Subd. 2.Additional penalty.

In addition to authority granted by section 45.027 for each separate violation, the commissioner may impose a penalty of up to $10,000 for each day the violation continues and order the managing general agent to reimburse the insurer, rehabilitator, or liquidator of the insurer for any losses incurred by the insurer caused by a violation of this chapter committed by the managing general agent.

Subd. 3.Civil remedies.

(a) If the commissioner finds that because of the violation that the insurer has suffered loss or damage, the commissioner may maintain a civil action for recovery of compensatory damages for the benefit of the insurer and its policyholders and creditors or other appropriate relief.

(b) If an order of rehabilitation or liquidation of the insurer has been entered pursuant to chapter 60B, and the receiver appointed under that order determines that the managing general agent or any other person has violated this chapter, or any rule or order adopted under this chapter, and the insurer suffered loss or damage, the receiver may maintain a civil action for recovery of damages or other appropriate sanctions for the benefit of the insurer.

Subd. 4.Judicial review.

The decision, determination, or order of the commissioner under subdivision 1 is subject to judicial review as provided under chapter 14.

Subd. 5.Imposition of other penalties.

Nothing contained in this section shall affect the right of the commissioner to impose any other penalties provided for by law.

Subd. 6.Policyholder rights.

Nothing contained in this chapter is intended to or shall in any manner limit or restrict the rights of policyholders, claimants, and auditors.

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