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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase:Please see sentence
Dichos pagos fueron retenidos para compensar las cantidades que Oracle hubo de abonar a los trabajadores de PIO por conceptos que ésta última debió de haberles hecho efectivos ante los precedentes anteriores con trabajadores de esta empresa y reclamación directa efectuado por algunos de ellos.
Said payments were withheld to offset monies that Oracle had to pay to PIO workers for services this company should have provided in light of previous arrangements with workers from this company and the direct claim made by some of them.
Or this version more accurate.
Said payments were withheld to offset monies Oracle had to pay to PIO workers for services which this company must have provided given the precedents with workers from this company and the direct claim made by some of them.
Tatty, would it make any sense if you word it like this: "Said payments were withheld to offset monies that Oracle would have had to pay to PIO workers..... for services the said company should have paid (hacer efectivo = pay cash)... would that work?
The sentence with "must" is a deduction "deber de" and the precedents are the grounds for that deduction. The work must have been carried out by PIO workers if not Oracle workers would have complained. "Oracle hubo de abonar" had to pay, no conditional would have had to pay.
I cannot just replace "must" with "should" in sentence one because how does this tie in with the precedents part. I don't really understand the meaning of the sentence, no other part of the document aids comprehension.
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Myriam Caicedo Local time: 18:39 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 4