WVC 31 D- 10 -1009
§31D-10-1009. Effect of amendment.
An amendment to the articles of incorporation does not affect
a cause of action existing against or in favor of the corporation,
a proceeding to which the corporation is a party or the existing
rights of persons other than shareholders of the corporation. An
amendment changing a corporation's name does not abate a proceeding
brought by or against the corporation in its former name.