Consumer Party Law and Legal Definition

Consumer party in the context of an arbitration agreement refers to a party to an arbitration agreement who is any of the following:

an individual who seeks or acquires, including by lease, any goods or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes including, but not limited to, financial services, insurance, and other goods and services; or

an individual who is an enrollee, a subscriber, or insured in a health-care service plan or health-care insurance plan; or

an individual with a medical malpractice claim that is subject to the arbitration agreement; or

an employee or an applicant for employment in a dispute arising out of or relating to the employee's employment or the applicant's prospective employment that is subject to the arbitration agreement [Cal Rules of Court, Standard 2 (e)].