§55-4-16. Extent of possession under patent, deed or other
In a controversy affecting land, when a person claiming under
a patent, deed or other writing shall enter upon and take
possession of any part of the land in controversy under such
patent, deed or other writing, for which some other person has the
better title, such adversary possession under such patent, deed or
other writing shall be taken and held to extend to the boundaries
embraced or included by such patent, deed or other writing, unless
the person having the better title shall have actual adverse
possession of some part of the land embraced by such patent, deed
or other writing.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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