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Chapter 55  |  Article 55 - 1
WVC 55- CHAPTER 55. ACTIONS, SUITS AND ARBITRATION;
JUDICIAL SALE.

WVC -1- ARTICLE 1. STATUTE OF FRAUDS.

WVC 55-1-1 §55-1-1. When writing required.
No action shall be brought in any of the following cases:

(a) To charge any person upon or by reason of a representation or assurance concerning the character, conduct, credit, ability, trade, or dealings of another, to the intent or purpose that such other may obtain thereby credit, money, or goods; or

(b) To charge any person upon a promise made, after full age, to pay a debt contracted during infancy; or upon a ratification after full age, of a promise or simple contract made during infancy; or

(c) To charge a personal representative upon a promise to answer any debt or damages out of his own estate; or

(d) To charge any person upon a promise to answer for the debt, default, or misdoings of another; or

(e) Upon any agreement made upon consideration of marriage; or

(f) Upon any agreement that is not to be performed within a year; or

(g) Upon any offer, agreement, representation, assurance, understanding, commitment, or contract of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union, to extend credit or to make a loan in excess of fifty thousand dollars, primarily for nonagricultural, business or commercial purposes, not including charge or credit card accounts, personal lines of credit, overdrafts, or any other consumer account: Provided, That this subsection shall not apply to any offer, agreement, representation, assurance, understanding, commitment or contract with a bank, savings and loan association or credit union in which a transaction has been completed as evidenced by a fund transfer;

Unless the offer, promise, contract, agreement, representation, assurance, or ratification, or some memorandum or note thereof, be in writing and signed by the party to be charged thereby or his agent. But the consideration need not be set forth or expressed in the writing; and it may be proved (where a consideration is necessary) by other evidence.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 3
PASSED - Regular Session

sb3 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to real property possessor's liability for trespasser harm
§55 - 7 B- 1 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 2 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 7 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 7 A - (New Code)
§55 - 7 B- 8 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 A - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 C - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 D - (New Code)
§55 - 7 B- 10 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 11 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 6
PASSED - Regular Session

sb6 sub1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
sb6 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/03/2015)
Relating to medical professional liability
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 13
PASSED - Regular Session

SB13 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 02/25/2015)
Reinstating open and obvious doctrine for premises liability
§55 - 10 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 6 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 10 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 11 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 12 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 13 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 14 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 15 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 16 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 17 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 18 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 19 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 20 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 21 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 22 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 23 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 24 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 25 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 26 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 27 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 28 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 29 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 30 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 31 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 32 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 33 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 37
PASSED - Regular Session

SB37 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/25/2015)
Creating Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
§55 - 15 - 1 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 2 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 3 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 4 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 5 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 6 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 255
PASSED - Regular Session

SB255 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/01/2015)
Eliminating certain boards, councils, committees, panels, task forces and commissions
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 344
PASSED - Regular Session

SB344 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Relating to duty to mitigate damages in employment claims
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 6 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 7 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 8 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 10 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 11 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 6 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 7 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 8 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 10 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 411
PASSED - Regular Session

SB411 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Creating Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 421
PASSED - Regular Session

SB421 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to punitive damages in civil actions
§55 - 2 - 6 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 489
PASSED - Regular Session

sb489 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Imposing statute of limitations on civil actions derived from surveying of real property
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 6 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 532
PASSED - Regular Session

sb532 enr  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Relating to civil liability immunity for clinical practice plans and medical and dental school personnel
§55 - 7 - 13 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 A - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 B - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 C - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 D - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 24 - (Repealed Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2002
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2002 sub enr  (Uploaded - 03/02/2015)
Predicating actions for damages upon principles of comparative fault
§55 - 8 - 16 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2726
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2726 enr  (Uploaded - 03/11/2015)
Clarifying choice of laws issues in product's liability actions
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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