§52-1-13. Competency of jurors when municipality, county or
district is a party.
In any suit or proceeding in which a county, district, school
district or municipal corporation is a party, no person is
incompetent as a juror because such person is an inhabitant or
taxpayer of the county, district, school district or municipal
corporation. In any case where a municipal corporation is a party,
the court, upon motion of either party to the suit, made either on
the first day of the term of the court or at any other time not
less than five days before the day set for the trial, may, in its
discretion, disqualify jurors who are citizens or taxpayers of such
municipal corporations. But this provision does not apply in any
case between a municipal corporation and any citizen or taxpayer of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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