Holding that the FAA does not permit "additional delay that results from ... an administrative scheme [like the Berman hearing process] to effectuate state policies unrelated to the agreement's enforceability"
Discussing third-party beneficiaries in excess insurance context, finding insurer could sue workers' compensation program administrator for breach of contract as third-party beneficiary to the administration contract because the administrator's duties to resolve claims directly benefitted insurer
197 Cal.App.4th 1146 (Cal. Ct. App. 2011) Cited 80 times
Noting that under the holding in Concepcion the "[g]eneral state law doctrine pertaining to unconscionability is preserved unless it involves a defense that applies 'only to arbitration or that derive[its] meaning from the fact that an agreement to arbitrate is at issue'"