Every day, individual consumers enter into transactions with businesses for products or services for their personal, family or household use. In many instances, the form agreement relating to the transaction between the business and the individual consumer contains a clause providing for binding arbitration and/or non-binding mediation.
Consumer cases are those in which the business has a standardized, systematic application of an arbitration clause in the agreement. A consumer is generally defined as an individual who seeks or acquires goods or services, primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.
- When a dispute arises between an individual consumer and a business, NAM offers dispute resolution services pursuant to NAM’s Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures in effect at the time the claim is filed.
- Fees For Disputes When One of the Parties is a Consumer
- Mass Arbitration Filings
NAM shall have the sole discretion to determine whether the case constitutes a consumer transaction under NAM’s Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures.
Areas of experience
NAM consumer-related experience includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Leasing agreements
- Consumer fraud lawsuits
- Defective products
- False or misleading advertising
- Financial Services/Transactions
- Violations of consumer protection laws