San Diego Law Review


Dwight Preston

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A large segment of the population of California is Spanish speaking. Many of these persons are bilingual, but many more are only proficient at reading and speaking in their native tongue. Members of this latter group are often compelled to enter into written agreements which they cannot read since the United States is basically an English speaking country. An examination of how courts have dealt with the contractual liability of persons unable to read the language of a written contract they have signed, and how these persons can be relieved of their contractual liability when held bound, is the purpose of this Article.

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