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§58-4-6. Filing of petition; transmission of petition and record; payment of expenses and fees; compensation of clerk; return of record.

Such petition, together with a copy thereof, shall be first filed in the office of the clerk of the court of limited jurisdiction wherein the judgment, decree or order complained of was entered, and such clerk, retaining in his office the copy of such petition, shall, as soon as may be, transmit to the clerk of the circuit court the original, together with the record of so much of the case wherein the judgment, decree or order is as will enable the court or judge to whom the petition is to be presented properly to decide on such petition, and enable the court, if the petition be granted, properly to decide the questions that may arise before it. The clerk of the court of limited jurisdiction, before transmitting the record as aforesaid, shall arrange the papers, as nearly as may be, in the order of the filing and entry thereof, numbering the pages, make and certify copies of all orders entered in the case, copies of which are not in the files, and prepare and annex to the record a table of contents or index. Before such petition and record are transmitted as aforesaid, the petitioner shall pay to the clerk of the court of limited jurisdiction all the expenses of preparation and indexing of the record and all fees for filing the petition and making and certifying necessary copies of orders, and the clerk shall indorse on the petition that such expenses and fees have been paid. Insofar as provision therefor is not made by existing law, the compensation of the clerk of the court of limited jurisdiction for services rendered hereunder shall be fixed by the judge of such court. If the prayer of the petition be not granted, and the petition and record be not presented to the Supreme Court of Appeals or a judge thereof as provided in the following section, the petition and record shall be returned to the office of the clerk of the court of limited jurisdiction.

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