§6-2-16. Effect of new or additional bond.
Where it is provided by any section of this article, or any
other section of this code, or shall be provided by any subsequent
statute, that any new bond, or bonds in addition to one already
given, may be required to be given by any officer, fiduciary, or
any other person, if such new bond, when required, be given and
accepted, the sureties in the former bond and their estates shall,
except in cases where it is otherwise expressly provided, be
discharged from all liability for any breach of duty committed by
their principal after such new bond is given and accepted. If such
additional bond, when required, be given and accepted, the former
bond shall continue in force and have the same effect in all
respects as if such additional bond had not been required, given,
and accepted; except that in such case the sureties in the
additional bond shall be jointly liable with the sureties in the
former bond for any breach of duty committed by their principal
after such additional bond was so given and accepted.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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