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WVC 38 - 16 - 302 §38-16-302. No duty to accept filing of purported common law lien; no duty to reject filing of purported common law lien.
A clerk of a county commission or other person has no duty to accept for filing or recording any purported claim of a common law lien, because a common law lien is neither authorized by statute nor imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction. A clerk of a county commission or other person has no duty to reject for filing or recording any claim of a common law lien, and the inadvertent or negligent recordation of a claim of a common law lien by a clerk of a county commission or other recorder does not create a cause of action against that official.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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