CCP 36 allows a party over 70 years old to move for trial preference if his health makes preference required to avoid prejudicing his interest.  If preference is granted, trial must be held within 120 days.  Here, the plaintiff/petitioner filed a CCP 36 motion for preference and met the statute’s criteria.  However, plaintiff’s case was part of a coordinated group of cases involving personal injury claims arising from the same drug.  This decision holds that since CCP 404.7 states that “notwithstanding any other provision of law,” the Judicial Council shall prescribe rules for coordination, in coordinated cases, the rules of court take precedence over CCP 36, and the coordination judge did not abuse his discretion in denying plaintiff’s motion for trial preference when he found it would be impossible to complete needed discovery in 120 days.