Essay Jose Ramos And The Civil Code
In 2013, Ramos sued Westlake because he was never provided a copy of the GAP policy in Spanish as required by Section 1632 of the California Civil Code, which requires the contract to be provided in the language it was negotiated in.
In response to Ramos ' lawsuit, Westlake moved to compel arbitration. In doing so, Westlake relied on specific language in the English sales contract which included an arbitration provisionfor all disputes arising out of or related to the purchase of the vehicle.
Ramos opposed Westlake 's Motion to Compel Arbitration. Ramos argued that while the English version of the contract contained an arbitration clause, the Spanish version of the contract that he was given did not. Further, Ramos asserted that at no time…