The interpretation of this statute by the Washington Supreme Court has not always been uniform or certain. In determining the priority of the respective claims of a mortgagee under a defective mortgage and of a creditor of the mortgagor, several questions may be raised which can not be answered with certainty as the law stands today.
Gordon H. Sweany,
Notes and Comments,
Priority Between Morgagee and Creditor of Mortgagor in an Unrecorded Chattle Mortgage,
9 Wash. L. Rev.
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