Withdrawal of Reference
WITHDRAWAL OF THE REFERENCE
The authority of the bankruptcy court to rule on all bankruptcy cases and proceedings (motions and adversary proceedings) is allowed by what is called the "automatic" referral of all such bankruptcy matters from the district court under 28 U.S.C. §157. This is accomplished by a general district court order directing automatic reference permitting all bankruptcy matters to be filed with the bankruptcy court. (See district court Standing Order 00-3) A motion to withdraw the reference of a case or proceeding, if granted by the district court, would remove this reference in the particular matter described within the withdrawal motion.
Motions/Applications, Withdrawal of the Reference