1. For the purposes of this section, “consumer goods” shall mean goods, wares, paid merchandise or services purchased or paid for by a consumer, the intended use or benefit of which is intended for the personal, family or household purposes of such consumer.

Terms Used In N.Y. Civil Practice Law and Rules 514

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

2. In any contract involving the sale, lease or otherwise providing of consumer goods, any portion of the contract or any clause which purports to designate, restrict, or limit the venue in which a claim shall be adjudicated or arbitrated shall be deemed void as against public policy. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the validity of any other aspect of a contract.