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Code of Virginia
Title 8.9A. Commercial Code -- Secured Transactions
Part 3. Perfection and Priority
Part 3. Priority
5/28/2022

§ 8.9A-331. Priority of rights of purchasers of instruments, documents, and securities under other titles, priority of interests in financial assets and security entitlements under Title 8.8A.

(a) Rights under Titles 8.3A, 8.7, and 8.8A not limited. This title does not limit the rights of a holder in due course of a negotiable instrument, a holder to which a negotiable document of title has been duly negotiated, or a protected purchaser of a security. These holders or purchasers take priority over an earlier security interest, even if perfected, to the extent provided in Titles 8.3A, 8.7, and 8.8A.

(b) Protection under Title 8.8A. This title does not limit the rights of or impose liability on a person to the extent that the person is protected against the assertion of a claim under Title 8.8A.

(c) Filing not notice. Filing under this title does not constitute notice of a claim or defense to the holders, or purchasers, or persons described in subsections (a) and (b).

Code 1950, § 6-558; 1964, c. 219, § 8.9-309; 1984, c. 613; 1996, c. 216; 2000, c. 1007.

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.