All disputes and claims relating to Purium, its Compensation Plan or its products, the rights and obligations of a Member or Professional and Purium, or any other claims or causes of action relating to the performance of either a Member or Professional of Purium under the Agreement, or a Member or Professional's purchase of products shall be settled totally and finally by arbitration in Long Beach, California or other location as Purium prescribes, in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act and the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. There shall be one arbitrator, an attorney at law, who shall have expertise in business law transactions selected from the panel provided by the American Arbitration Association. If at all possible, this attorney should also be knowledgeable in the direct sales industry. Each party to the arbitration shall be responsible for its own costs and expenses of arbitration, including legal and filing fees. If a Member or Professional files a claim or counterclaim against Purium, they shall do so on an individual basis.
The existence of any claim or cause or action of a Member or Professional against Purium, whether predicated on the Agreement or otherwise, shall not constitute a defense to Purium's enforcement of a Member or Professional's covenants and agreements contained in the Agreement of those separate agreements.