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In our last column, we discussed a comparative case study analyzing outside counsel fees, lifecycle and total costs. In this article—as part of our continuing analysis into the most effective arbitration practices—we analyze the latest court decisions regarding the enforceability of consumer and employment arbitration agreements. Our goal is to provide a brief overview of the relevant legal issues, the current state of the law and how to take advantage of the favorable environment. We start with the U.S. Supreme Court, and then we’ll turn to the federal circuit courts and the state of California.