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Code of Virginia
Title 8.7. Commercial Code — Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title
Part 6. Warehouse Receipts and Bills of Lading: Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 8.7-603. Conflicting claims; interpleader.

If more than one person claims title or possession of the goods, the bailee is excused from delivery until he has had a reasonable time to ascertain the validity of the adverse claims or to bring an action for interpleader. The bailee may assert an interpleader either in defending an action for nondelivery of the goods or by original action.

Code 1950, §§ 61-19, 61-20; 1964, c. 219; 2004, c. 200.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.