Does an arbitration clause apply to a non-contract claim?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from Siciliano v. Singh, E052352, E053582 (Cal. App. 2012):

Louw also relies on Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 677, 681, in which the court held that an arbitration clause applied to noncontract claims when the contract provided for arbitration for "[a]ny problem or dispute arising under this Agreement and/or concerning the terms of this Agreement." (Id., fn. 2, italics in original.) Coast Plaza is distinguishable on its factual context alone.

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