Any default or misfeasance in office of any deputy while so acting shall constitute a breach of the condition of the official bond of the principal, notwithstanding the death of the principal; but the personal representative of the deceased principal shall have the same right to remove any deputy from office and to appoint another that was possessed by the principal while living.
The sureties on the bond of any deceased principal, or any of them, may require a new or additional bond to be given by the personal representative of such deceased principal, in the same manner and with like effect as if such new or additional bond had been required to be given by such principal in his lifetime; and all the provisions of this chapter in relation to such new or additional bond shall be applicable to proceedings under this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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