Chapter 2. Stay of Enforcement and Other Proceedings - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 918.5

918.5.  (a) The trial court may, in its discretion, stay the
enforcement of a judgment or order if the judgment debtor has another
action pending on a disputed claim against the judgment creditor.
   (b) In exercising its discretion under this section, the court
shall consider all of the following:
   (1) The likelihood of the judgment debtor prevailing in the other
   (2) The amount of the judgment of the judgment creditor as
compared to the amount of the probable recovery of the judgment
debtor in the action on the disputed claim.
   (3) The financial ability of the judgment creditor to satisfy the
judgment if a judgment is rendered against the judgment creditor in
the action on the disputed claim.
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