N.Y. CVP. LAW § 3017 : NY Code - Section 3017: Demand for relief

Search N.Y. CVP. LAW § 3017 : NY Code - Section 3017: Demand for relief

(a) Generally. Except as otherwise provided
  in subdivision (c)  of  this  section,  every  complaint,  counterclaim,
  cross-claim,  interpleader  complaint,  and  third-party complaint shall
  contain a demand for the relief  to  which  the  pleader  deems  himself
  entitled. Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be
  demanded.  Except  as  provided in section 3215, the court may grant any
  type of relief within its jurisdiction appropriate to the proof  whether
  or not demanded, imposing such terms as may be just.
    (b) Declaratory judgment. In an action for a declaratory judgment, the
  demand  for  relief  in the complaint shall specify the rights and other
  legal relations on which a declaration is requested  and  state  whether
  further  or  consequential  relief is or could be claimed and the nature
  and extent of any such relief which is claimed.
    (c) Personal injury or wrongful death actions. In an action to recover
  damages  for  personal  injuries  or  wrongful  death,  the   complaint,
  counterclaim,   cross-claim,  interpleader  complaint,  and  third-party
  complaint shall contain a prayer for general relief but shall not  state
  the  amount  of  damages to which the pleader deems himself entitled. If
  the action is brought in the supreme  court,  the  pleading  shall  also
  state   whether  or  not  the  amount  of  damages  sought  exceeds  the
  jurisdictional limits of all lower courts  which  would  otherwise  have
  jurisdiction.  Provided, however, that a party against whom an action to
  recover damages for personal injuries or wrongful death is brought,  may
  at  any  time  request  a  supplemental  demand  setting forth the total
  damages to which the pleader  deems  himself  entitled.  A  supplemental
  demand shall be provided by the party bringing the action within fifteen
  days  of the request. In the event the supplemental demand is not served
  within fifteen days, the court, on motion, may order that it be  served.
  A  supplemental  demand  served  pursuant  to  this subdivision shall be
  treated in all respects as a demand made pursuant to subdivision (a)  of
  this section.