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§38-7-26. Order against garnishee for payment or delivery; forthcoming bond.

If it appear from the answer of the garnishee that at or after the service of the attachment the garnishee was indebted or liable to the defendant against whom the claim is, or had in his possession or control any personal property belonging to such defendant and that such debt or obligation to pay such money or deliver such property was not evidenced by a negotiable instrument, the court may order him to pay the amount so due from him and to deliver such property or any part thereof, to such person as it may appoint as receiver; or such garnishee, with leave of the court, may give bond, with sufficient security, payable to such person and in such penalty as the court may prescribe, with condition to pay the amount due by him and/or have such effects forthcoming at such time and place as the court may thereafter require: Provided, however, That if it shall appear from the answer of the garnishee, that his debt or liability to pay money or deliver property is evidenced by a negotiable instrument, the court may order such payment or delivery, but only upon condition that the holder of such negotiable instrument shall deliver the same to the garnishee simultaneously with the payment of the money or delivery of the property: Provided further, That any garnishee holding property under a pledge or lien shall not be required to deliver up such property except upon payment to him of the debt secured by the pledge or lien.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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