WVC 38 - 16 - 306
§38-16-306. No duty to disclose fraudulent lien record; lien of
purported court is a nullity.
(a) An attorney, title insurance company or other title
examiner does not have a duty to disclose a fraudulent court
record, document, or instrument purporting to create a
nonconsensual common law lien asserting a claim on real property or
an interest in real property in connection with a sale, conveyance,
mortgage, or other transfer of the real property or interest in
(b) A purported judgment lien or document establishing or
purporting to establish a judgment lien against property in this
state, that is issued or purportedly issued by a court or a
purported court other than a court established under the laws of
this state or the United States, is a nullity and has no effect in
the determination of any title or right to the property.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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