Mediator  •  Arbitrator  •  Referee


Hon. Paul L. Beeman (Ret.)​

  • Negotiations for an economical and reliable used car were conducted in Spanish, but the contract Plaintiff was asked to sign was in English. Defendant failed to provide Plaintiff with a Spanish-language version of the contract. Defendants sold Plaintiff a defective “certified pre-owned” vehicle. That vehicle was returned, and a friend of Plaintiff co-signed for a second “certified pre-owned” vehicle. The dealership failed to disclose that that vehicle had been used as a rental and had been in an accident. Plaintiff’s expert found the vehicle to be unsafe to drive. Defendants failed to repair the vehicle or buy it back.