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Plaintiffs entered into a contract for professional services with CTA, Inc., a firm offering architectural, engineering, and construction management services. Plaintiffs filed a complaint against CTA and others, alleging that Defendants negligently designed and constructed Plaintiffs’ home and that CTA breached its contract with Plaintiffs. CTA filed a motion to dismiss, which the district court treated as a motion for summary judgment, on grounds that the contract was subject to mandatory arbitration. Plaintiffs filed a cross-motion for partial summary judgment, alleging that the arbitration clause in the contract was unenforceable. The district court granted partial summary judgment for Plaintiffs. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the arbitration clause was enforceable because it was within Plaintiffs’ reasonable expectations and was not oppressive, unconscionable, or against public policy.