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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 55-12A-9 §55-12A-9. Limitation of action by unknown or missing owner or abandoning owner.
After the expiration of seven years from the date of the special commissioner's lease, no action may be brought by any unknown or missing owner or abandoning owner or any heir, successor or assign thereof either to recover any past or future proceeds accrued or to be accrued from the lease herein authorized, or to recover any right, title or interest in and to the mineral interest subject to the lease.

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