No unauthorized insurer shall institute or file, or cause to be instituted or filed, any suit, action, or proceeding in this state to enforce any right, claim, or demand arising out of the transaction of business in this state until such insurer shall have either been placed by the Department of Insurance on the list of approved unauthorized insurers, or obtained a certificate of authority to transact insurance business in this state. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require an unauthorized insurer to obtain a certificate of authority before instituting or filing or causing to be instituted or filed any suit, action, or proceeding either in connection with any of its investments in this state or in connection with any contract issued by it at a time when it was authorized to do business in the state where such contract was issued.
La. R.S. § 22:1908
Former R.S. 22:1908 redesignated asby Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.