Section 27-27-54

Insider trading of domestic stock insurer equity securities - Recovery of certain profits by company.

For the purpose of preventing the unfair use of information which may have been obtained by such beneficial owner, director, or officer by reason of his relationship to such company, any profit realized by him from any purchase and sale or any sale and purchase, of any equity security of such company within any period of less than six months, unless such security was acquired in good faith in connection with a debt previously contracted, shall inure to, and be recoverable by, the company, irrespective of any intention on the part of such beneficial owner, director, or officer in entering into such transaction of holding the security purchased or of not repurchasing the security sold for a period exceeding six months. An action to recover such profit may be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction by the company or by the owner of any security of the company in the name, and in behalf, of the company if the company shall fail or refuse to bring such action within 60 days after request or shall fail diligently to prosecute the same thereafter; but no such action shall be brought more than two years after the date such profit was realized. This section shall not be construed to cover any transaction where such beneficial owner was not such both at the time of the purchase and sale or the sale and purchase of the security involved or any transaction or transactions which the commissioner, by rules and regulations, may exempt as not comprehended within the purpose of this section.

(Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §550.)