A Legal Distinction Between Translating and Selling Hot Dogs

Marty Selling Hot Dogs

In the civil law tradition, we have a little expression that goes nemo auditur propriam turpitudinem allegans meaning roughly “no one can be heard to invoke his own turpitude” and basically boils down to “tough luck.” If you don’t know what translation is from a legal point of view, then it will be very difficult for you to assess an agreement before entering into a contract. And, once you’re in, the contract will have to be blatantly abusive, unfair, inequitable or unlawful for you to be able to get out of it and exercise the rights to which you would otherwise have been entitled had you not bought into the widespread misconception that translation contracts involve the sale of goods, like hot dogs.

Imagine, for example, that an agency were trying to stick you with a clause by which you will not get paid until the end client pays the…

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