2006 New York Code - Commercial Claims Defined.

    §  1801-A.  Commercial claims defined. (a) The term "commercial claim"
  or "commercial claims" as used in this article shall  mean  and  include
  any  cause  of action for money only not in excess of the maximum amount
  permitted for a small claim in the  small  claims  part  of  the  court,
  exclusive   of   interest  and  costs,  provided  that  subject  to  the
  limitations  contained  in  section  eighteen  hundred  nine-A  of  this
  article,  the  claimant  is  a  corporation, partnership or association,
  which has its principal office in the state of  New  York  and  provided
  that  the defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction
  of business or a regular employment, within the city of New York.
    (b) Consumer transaction  defined.  The  term  "consumer  transaction"
  means a transaction between a claimant and a natural person, wherein the
  money,  property  or  service which is the subject of the transaction is
  primarily for personal, family or household purposes.

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