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SECTION 214
Actions to be commenced within three years: for non-payment of money collected on execution; for penalty created by statute; to recover c...
Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) CHAPTER 8, ARTICLE 2
§ 214. Actions to be commenced within three years: for non-payment of
money collected on execution; for penalty created by statute; to recover
chattel; for injury to property; for personal injury; for malpractice
other than medical, dental or podiatric malpractice; to annul a
marriage on the ground of fraud. The following actions must be
commenced within three years:

1. an action against a sheriff, constable or other officer for the
non-payment of money collected upon an execution;

2. an action to recover upon a liability, penalty or forfeiture
created or imposed by statute except as provided in sections 213 and
215;

3. an action to recover a chattel or damages for the taking or
detaining of a chattel;

4. an action to recover damages for an injury to property except as
provided in section 214-c;

5. an action to recover damages for a personal injury except as
provided in sections 214-b, 214-c and 215;

6. an action to recover damages for malpractice, other than medical,
dental or podiatric malpractice, regardless of whether the underlying
theory is based in contract or tort; and

7. an action to annul a marriage on the ground of fraud; the time
within which the action must be commenced shall be computed from the
time the plaintiff discovered the facts constituting the fraud, but if
the plaintiff is a person other than the spouse whose consent was
obtained by fraud, the time within which the action must be commenced
shall be computed from the time, if earlier, that that spouse discovered
the facts constituting the fraud.