[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION AND TO STAY ACTION PENDING COMPLETION OF ARBITRATION; MOTION GRANTED

On February 16, 2018, Plaintiff Amanda Ekman (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against Defendants Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Insurance Corporation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (collectively, “Kaiser”) for medical malpractice relating to care provided in March 2015. Kaiser filed this Petition to compel arbitration.

“On petition of a party to an arbitration agreement alleging the existence of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy and that a party thereto refuses to arbitrate such controversy, the court shall order the petitioner and the respondent to arbitrate the controversy if it determines that an agreement to arbitrate the controversy exists, unless it determines that: (a) The right to compel arbitration has been waived by the petitioner; or (b) Groun........