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344.20

344.20 Custody, disposition and return of security.

344.20(1)

(1) Security shall be deposited with the secretary in compliance with this chapter.

344.20(2)

(2) The secretary shall apply the security only to the payment of judgments and assignments and only as provided in this subsection:

344.20(2)(a)

(a) The security may be applied to the payment of judgments for damages arising out of the accident in question rendered against either operator or owner for the damages resulting from such accident in an action at law. Any party to such action in favor of whom a judgment was rendered may move to have the court order the secretary to transmit to the court for application to the payment of the judgment the money or securities available for such purpose, and the court may so order. The secretary shall transmit to the clerk of the court the money or securities in the amount authorized by par. (c) or in the amount specified in the court order if less than the amount so authorized. Securities transmitted shall be valued at the same amount as when received by the department. Any excess shall be returned by the court to the secretary to be held by the secretary subject to the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(2)(b)

(b) Subject to the restrictions imposed by par. (c), the security may be applied to the payment of a duly acknowledged assignment by the person who made the deposit, provided the assignment is accompanied by releases signed by all parties in interest and releasing the assignor from all liability to such parties on account of damages arising out of the accident in question.

344.20(2)(c)

(c) No amount in excess of the portion designated by the secretary as having been deposited on account of damages suffered by the assignee or judgment creditor or person representing either of them shall be paid out on behalf of such person unless the depositor has been released from liability by all other parties in interest. In the latter event, the deposit may be applied to the payment of the judgment or assignment in question without regard to the designations.

344.20(3)

(3)

344.20(3)(a)

(a) The deposit of security or any balance thereof shall be returned to the depositor or the personal representative under the conditions provided in par. (b) or (c).

344.20(3)(b)

(b) The deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when evidence satisfactory to the secretary has been filed that one of the contingencies specified in s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) has occurred.

344.20(3)(c)

(c) If the provisions of s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) are not applicable, the deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when one year has elapsed from the date the deposit was made and during that period no notice has been filed with the secretary by any claimant that an action was commenced by a party in interest. If the action was commenced in a court of record, the notice required by this paragraph shall include a certified copy of the summons and complaint or counterclaim or cross complaint and proof of service filed therein. In all cases of service under s. 345.09, an additional notice and service must be made under this chapter to avail oneself of the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(4)

(4) Security deposited under this section shall be paid into the transportation fund and invested in accordance with s. 25.17 (1) (v).

344.20 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 12; 1975 c. 270, 421; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1464m, 1654 (7) (a), (c); 1977 c. 273; 1979 c. 258; 1991 a. 189, 269.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 344 > 344.20

344.20

344.20 Custody, disposition and return of security.

344.20(1)

(1) Security shall be deposited with the secretary in compliance with this chapter.

344.20(2)

(2) The secretary shall apply the security only to the payment of judgments and assignments and only as provided in this subsection:

344.20(2)(a)

(a) The security may be applied to the payment of judgments for damages arising out of the accident in question rendered against either operator or owner for the damages resulting from such accident in an action at law. Any party to such action in favor of whom a judgment was rendered may move to have the court order the secretary to transmit to the court for application to the payment of the judgment the money or securities available for such purpose, and the court may so order. The secretary shall transmit to the clerk of the court the money or securities in the amount authorized by par. (c) or in the amount specified in the court order if less than the amount so authorized. Securities transmitted shall be valued at the same amount as when received by the department. Any excess shall be returned by the court to the secretary to be held by the secretary subject to the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(2)(b)

(b) Subject to the restrictions imposed by par. (c), the security may be applied to the payment of a duly acknowledged assignment by the person who made the deposit, provided the assignment is accompanied by releases signed by all parties in interest and releasing the assignor from all liability to such parties on account of damages arising out of the accident in question.

344.20(2)(c)

(c) No amount in excess of the portion designated by the secretary as having been deposited on account of damages suffered by the assignee or judgment creditor or person representing either of them shall be paid out on behalf of such person unless the depositor has been released from liability by all other parties in interest. In the latter event, the deposit may be applied to the payment of the judgment or assignment in question without regard to the designations.

344.20(3)

(3)

344.20(3)(a)

(a) The deposit of security or any balance thereof shall be returned to the depositor or the personal representative under the conditions provided in par. (b) or (c).

344.20(3)(b)

(b) The deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when evidence satisfactory to the secretary has been filed that one of the contingencies specified in s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) has occurred.

344.20(3)(c)

(c) If the provisions of s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) are not applicable, the deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when one year has elapsed from the date the deposit was made and during that period no notice has been filed with the secretary by any claimant that an action was commenced by a party in interest. If the action was commenced in a court of record, the notice required by this paragraph shall include a certified copy of the summons and complaint or counterclaim or cross complaint and proof of service filed therein. In all cases of service under s. 345.09, an additional notice and service must be made under this chapter to avail oneself of the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(4)

(4) Security deposited under this section shall be paid into the transportation fund and invested in accordance with s. 25.17 (1) (v).

344.20 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 12; 1975 c. 270, 421; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1464m, 1654 (7) (a), (c); 1977 c. 273; 1979 c. 258; 1991 a. 189, 269.

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 344 > 344.20

344.20

344.20 Custody, disposition and return of security.

344.20(1)

(1) Security shall be deposited with the secretary in compliance with this chapter.

344.20(2)

(2) The secretary shall apply the security only to the payment of judgments and assignments and only as provided in this subsection:

344.20(2)(a)

(a) The security may be applied to the payment of judgments for damages arising out of the accident in question rendered against either operator or owner for the damages resulting from such accident in an action at law. Any party to such action in favor of whom a judgment was rendered may move to have the court order the secretary to transmit to the court for application to the payment of the judgment the money or securities available for such purpose, and the court may so order. The secretary shall transmit to the clerk of the court the money or securities in the amount authorized by par. (c) or in the amount specified in the court order if less than the amount so authorized. Securities transmitted shall be valued at the same amount as when received by the department. Any excess shall be returned by the court to the secretary to be held by the secretary subject to the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(2)(b)

(b) Subject to the restrictions imposed by par. (c), the security may be applied to the payment of a duly acknowledged assignment by the person who made the deposit, provided the assignment is accompanied by releases signed by all parties in interest and releasing the assignor from all liability to such parties on account of damages arising out of the accident in question.

344.20(2)(c)

(c) No amount in excess of the portion designated by the secretary as having been deposited on account of damages suffered by the assignee or judgment creditor or person representing either of them shall be paid out on behalf of such person unless the depositor has been released from liability by all other parties in interest. In the latter event, the deposit may be applied to the payment of the judgment or assignment in question without regard to the designations.

344.20(3)

(3)

344.20(3)(a)

(a) The deposit of security or any balance thereof shall be returned to the depositor or the personal representative under the conditions provided in par. (b) or (c).

344.20(3)(b)

(b) The deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when evidence satisfactory to the secretary has been filed that one of the contingencies specified in s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) has occurred.

344.20(3)(c)

(c) If the provisions of s. 344.18 (1) (b), (c) or (d) or (3) (b) are not applicable, the deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned when one year has elapsed from the date the deposit was made and during that period no notice has been filed with the secretary by any claimant that an action was commenced by a party in interest. If the action was commenced in a court of record, the notice required by this paragraph shall include a certified copy of the summons and complaint or counterclaim or cross complaint and proof of service filed therein. In all cases of service under s. 345.09, an additional notice and service must be made under this chapter to avail oneself of the provisions of this chapter.

344.20(4)

(4) Security deposited under this section shall be paid into the transportation fund and invested in accordance with s. 25.17 (1) (v).

344.20 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 12; 1975 c. 270, 421; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1464m, 1654 (7) (a), (c); 1977 c. 273; 1979 c. 258; 1991 a. 189, 269.

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