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Recently, the California Court of Appeal ruled that an automobile dealership that translated a sales contract into Spanish, but neglected to include the arbitration clause in the translated agreement, could not enforce the arbitration agreement. In Ramos v. Westlake Services, LLC, Plaintiff Alfredo Ramos purchased a used automobile from Pena's Motors, an agent for Defendants Westlake Services, LLC. While the automobile's sales contract was in English, Pena's Motors staff provided Ramos with what was purportedly a complete Spanish translation of the contract. However, the Spanish translation of the contract did not contain the arbitration clause. Ramos signed the English contract, which expressly stated that he had red and understood the arbitration clause.

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