Limitation Act 2010

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12 Money claim defined

(1)

Money claim means a claim for monetary relief at common law, in equity, or under an enactment.

(2)

A claim for monetary relief includes a claim—

(a)

for money secured by a mortgage; or

(b)

for, or for arrears of, or for damages in respect of arrears of, interest in respect of a judgment debt; or

(c)

for monetary relief for a breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; or

(d)

to have imposed, or recover, a civil penalty; or

(e)

to enforce a surety’s or other person’s obligations under, or to obtain through forfeiture, a bond or recognisance (for example, a bail bond).

(3)

A claim for monetary relief does not include a claim—

(a)

for damages in respect of any trespass or injury to Maori customary land (see section 28); or

(b)

for an account if, and only insofar as, the claim seeks relief that is not monetary relief (see section 32); or

(c)

for contribution from another tortfeasor or joint obligor (see section 34); or

(d)

on a judgment, or to enforce an arbitral award (see sections 35 and 36); or