PRUDENTIAL BACHE SECURITIES INC v. DOWNS

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Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.

 PRUDENTIAL–BACHE SECURITIES, INC., Petitioner, v. SUPERIOR COURT, etc., County of San Diego, Respondent. Thomas L. DOWNS, Real Party in Interest.

No. D007910.

Decided: May 11, 1988

 Keesal, Young & Logan, Geraldine L. Darrow and Timothy N. Will, Long Beach, for petitioner. Paul Newberry, La Jolla, for real party in interest.

Real party, Thomas Downs, filed suit against petitioner, Prudential–Bache Securities, Inc. (Bache).  Bache brought a motion to compel arbitration which was denied.   On July 14, 1987, Bache filed a timely notice of appeal.

In December 1987, real party was ordered to court for failure to file an at issue memorandum.   After a hearing real party was ordered to file an at issue memorandum and the case has been set for trial on June 22, 1988.

Code of Civil Procedure section 916 provides that “the perfecting of an appeal stays proceedings in the trial court ․ upon the matters embraced therein or affected thereby․”  Here Bache appealed the order denying arbitration.   That appeal affects the entire case.   Thus, further trial court proceedings are stayed under Code of Civil Procedure section 916.   The fact that this is a “fast track” case does not annul or make inoperative previous statutes and case law.

An alternative writ or order to show cause would add nothing to the presentation.   A peremptory writ is proper.  (Code Civ.Proc., § 1088;  United Nuclear Corp. v. Superior Court (1980) 113 Cal.App.3d 359, 169 Cal.Rptr. 827;  Goodenough v. Superior Court (1971) 18 Cal.App.3d 692, 697, 96 Cal.Rptr. 165.

 Let a peremptory writ issue directing the superior court to vacate the trial date of June 22, 1988, and to entertain no further proceedings until the remittitur issues.

TODD, Associate Justice.

KREMER, P.J., and WIENER, J., concur.