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(a) “Possessory lien.” In this section, “possessory lien” means an interest, other than a security interest or an agricultural lien:
(1) Which secures payment or performance of an obligation for services or materials furnished with respect to goods by a person in the ordinary course of the person's business;
(2) Which is created by statute or rule of law in favor of the person; and
(3) Whose effectiveness depends on the person's possession of the goods.
(b) Priority of possessory lien. A possessory lien on goods has priority over a security interest in the goods unless the lien is created by a statute that expressly provides otherwise.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 46. Uniform Commercial Code § 46-9-333. Priority of certain liens arising by operation of law - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-46-uniform-commercial-code/wv-code-sect-46-9-333/
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