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WVC 17 D- 4 - 5 §17D-4-5. Suspension for nonpayment of judgments; exceptions.

(a) The commissioner upon receipt of a certified copy of a judgment, shall forthwith suspend the license and registration and any nonresident's operating privilege of any person against whom such judgment was rendered, except as hereinafter otherwise provided in this section and in section eight of this article.

(b) If the judgment creditor consents in writing, in such form as the commissioner may prescribe, that the judgment debtor be allowed license and registration or nonresident's operating privilege, the same may be allowed by the commissioner, in his discretion, for six months from the date of such consent and thereafter until such consent is revoked in writing, notwithstanding default in the payment of such judgment, or of any installments thereof prescribed in section eight of this article.

(c) The commissioner shall not, however, suspend a license, registration, or nonresident's operating privilege of any person if the insurance applicable to such person or the vehicle being operated by him was with a company which was authorized to transact business in this state and which, subsequent to an accident involving the owner or driver and prior to settlement of the claim therefor went into liquidation so that no benefit accrued to the owner or driver by reason of having provided such insurance.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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