Consumer Remedies Law and Legal Definition

Consumer remedies refer to laws protecting consumers that are provided to consumers for violations. Many federal laws merely provide for public agencies to enforce consumer regulations by investigating and resolving consumer complaints.

For example, consumers may be entitled to pecuniary damages, costs, and attorneys' fees that are effective in a case involving breach of warranty.

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a form of consumer remedy where arbitration or mediation are resorted by a consumer who can seek help from the courts. Finally, when a large number of consumers have been harmed in the same way as a result of a same practice, they may join in a class action.