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LIMITATION ACT 1969 - SECT 14

General

14 General

(1) An action on any of the following causes of action is not maintainable if brought after the expiration of a limitation period of six years running from the date on which the cause of action first accrues to the plaintiff or to a person through whom the plaintiff claims:
(a) a cause of action founded on contract (including quasi contract) not being a cause of action founded on a deed,
(b) a cause of action founded on tort, including a cause of action for damages for breach of statutory duty,
(c) a cause of action to enforce a recognizance,
(d) a cause of action to recover money recoverable by virtue of an enactment, other than a penalty or forfeiture or sum by way of penalty or forfeiture.
(2) This section does not apply to:
(a) a cause of action to which section 19 applies, or
(b) a cause of action for contribution to which section 26 applies.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (d) of subsection (1),
"enactment" includes not only an enactment of New South Wales but also an enactment of the Imperial Parliament, an enactment of another State of the Commonwealth, an enactment of the Commonwealth, an enactment of a Territory of the Commonwealth and an enactment of any other country.



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