In this case, Rick Hendrick Dodge allegedly sold a car under fraudulent circumstances. It then sold the retail installment sales contract to Santander. When the buyer sued Rick Hendrick Dodge, the dealer asked the court to force the parties into arbitration, a private proceeding usually held in a conference room not a court room. The lower court found that Rick Hendrick Dodge did not have any rights to compel arbitration. Rick Hendrick Dodge appealed. The Court of Appeals determined, “Because Rick Hendrick Dodge assigned the RISC to Santander, we find all alleged rights arising from the contract, including the right to have an arbitrator determine the arbitrability of the action and the right to arbitrate, were extinguished as to Appellants.”
The court’s ruling confirms the rule that contracts are to be enforced as written and when you assign all a contract to another party, you do not retain any rights to enforce any of the contract’s provisions.