(a) Standing Order of Reference. The “Amended Standing Order of Reference,” effective June 24, 2013, refers to the bankruptcy judges for this district, all cases under Title 11 and any or all proceedings arising under Title 11 or arising in or related to a case under Title 11.
(b) Particular Cases Within Reference. That reference includes, without limitation,
(1) personal injury tort and wrongful death claims or causes of action within the purview of 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(5);
(2) state law claims or causes of action of the kind referred to at 28 U.S.C. § 1334(c)(2); and
(3) involuntary cases under 11 U.S.C. § 303.
(c) Proceedings Requiring Article III Jurisdiction. If a bankruptcy judge or district judge determines that entry of a final order or judgment by a bankruptcy judge would not be consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution in a particular proceeding referred under this rule, the bankruptcy judge shall, unless otherwise ordered by the District Court, hear the proceeding and submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the District Court. The District Court may treat any order of the Bankruptcy Court as proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law in the event the District Court concludes that the bankruptcy judge could not have entered a final order or judgment consistent with Article III of the constitution.
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