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WVC 58-4-2 §58-4-2. Certification to appellate courts as to sufficiency of summons, return of service, pleading, motion for summary judgment, etc.
Any question arising in such court of limited jurisdiction upon the sufficiency of a summons or return of service, upon a challenge of the sufficiency of a pleading or the venue of such court of limited jurisdiction, upon the sufficiency of a motion for summary judgment where such motion is denied, or a motion for judgment on the pleadings, upon the jurisdiction of such court of limited jurisdiction of a person or subject matter, or upon failure to join an indispensable party, may, in the discretion of the court, and shall, on the joint application of the parties to the suit, in beneficial interest, be certified by it to the circuit court of the county for its decision, and further proceedings in the case stayed until such question shall have been decided and the decision thereof certified back: Provided, That no such question shall be so certified except in a case in which, if it were in the circuit court, it might be certified from the circuit court to the supreme court of appeals under the provisions of section two of article five of this chapter. The manner and form of such certification, and the procedure thereupon, shall be governed by the provisions of said section two. After the question shall have been decided by the circuit court, and an order in pursuance thereof entered, it may, in the discretion of the circuit court, and shall, on the joint application of the parties to the suit, in beneficial interest, be certified by the circuit court to the supreme court of appeals for its decision, in the manner and with the effect provided in section two of article five of this chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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