(a) Referral to Bankruptcy
Judges. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§157(a), all cases under Title 11 U.S.C.
and all proceedings arising under Title 11 U.S.C.
or arising in or related to any cases under Title 11 U.S.C.
are referred to the bankruptcy judges of this District.
(b) Assignment by Lot. Except as provided by sections (c)
and (d), each of the following items shall be assigned by lot to a district
(1) motions pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§157(d) (including a recommendation by a bankruptcy judge) for the
withdrawal of the reference of a bankruptcy (“B”) case, or of a contested
matter or adversary (“A”) proceeding within a bankruptcy case;
(2) objections to proposed
findings of fact and conclusions of law of a bankruptcy judge filed pursuant to
(3) appeals pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
(4) motions for leave to
appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §158(a)(3); and
(5) applications for a writ
of mandamus or a similar writ in connection with a bankruptcy case, contested
matter, or adversary proceeding.
All such assignments shall be
made using the Civil II assignment category, except that objections to proposed
findings and conclusions shall be assigned using the Civil III assignment
category. The clerk is directed to assign a case so designated to the judge on
whose calendar the previously filed case was assigned.
(c) Direct Assignment for
there is activity in bankruptcy court following a district judge’s
consideration of any of the items described in section (b), any subsequent
proceedings in the district court involving that item shall be assigned to the
district judge who considered the item initially.
(d) Relatedness. The provisions of LR 40.4 are applicable to the items described in section
(e) Designation Sheet. The person filing any of the items
described in paragraph (b) shall complete the designation sheet required by LR3.1 and include on the sheet a designation of any such
item, previously heard by the district court, that the filer believes would
require direct assignment of the filing pursuant to this rule.