soliciting agent

soliciting agent
An agent who solicits orders for goods or services to be furnished by his principal. Sometimes, but not invariably, regarded as a managing agent for the purpose of statutes concerning the service of process upon a foreign corporation. 36 Am J2d For Corp § 560. An agent of au insurance company empowered to solicit, receive, and report applications, but ordinarily without authority to accept an application on behalf of the company and complete the making of a contract of insurance. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 193. A special agent of an insurance company, having authority only to solicit insurance, submit applications therefor to the company, and to perform such acts as are incidental to that power. Turner v Supreme Lodge K. P. 166 Okla 286, 27 P2d 612, 93 ALR 647. In the absence of special circumstances, including statutory or contractual provisions, an agent of the insurer who solicits or effects insurance is not the agent of the insured. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 136.

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