§56-9-2. Removal where it is improper for judge to hear case.
If the judge of any circuit or other court mentioned in the
next preceding section, wherein an action, suit, motion or other
civil proceeding is pending, is so situated as to render it
improper, in his opinion, for him to decide such case or preside at
the trial thereof, such court or the judge thereof in vacation may,
without motion or notice, order the case to be removed to any court
to which it might be removed, on motion and notice, under the
preceding section: Provided,
That the judge of such other circuit
court may decline to hear said cause, if in his opinion, the
demands and requirements of his office render it improper or
inconvenient for him to do so.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session