Davis et al v. Davis
ORDER finding as moot 11 Motion to Remand to State Court. The Clerk is directed to transfer this case to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 12/8/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LARRY DAVIS, M.D., et al.
Pending is Defendant’s Motion to Remand (Doc. No. 11). Plaintiffs have responded.1 In
October, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a petition to quiet title in the Circuit Court of Fulton County,
Arkansas.2 Plaintiff Clifford Marsh Davis later filed for bankruptcy in the Eastern District of
Arkansas and that case is ongoing.3 Plaintiffs then removed the Fulton County case to this Court
under 28 U.S.C. § 1334, which provides that the district courts have original jurisdiction over all
cases under Title 11 of the United States Code. Defendant filed a motion to remand.
Plaintiffs maintain that it is preferable to have the same court decide all issues regarding
the contested real property, and point out that this case can be transferred to the Bankruptcy
Court under 28 U.S.C. §157.4 Defendant notes that under Local Rule 83.1,5 this case should be
Doc. No. 13.
Doc. No. 2.
Case No. 1:11-BK-13620 (Bankr. E.D. Ark).
Doc. No. 14. 28 U.S.C. § 157 provides that each district court “may provide that any or
all cases under title 11 . . . shall be referred to the bankruptcy judges for the district.”
Local Rule 83.1 reads, in part:
All cases and proceedings arising under Title 11 of the United States Code or arising
in or related to a case under Title 11, brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§1334, §1412,
or §1452, except personal injury or wrongful death tort claims, are referred to the
bankruptcy judges for this district as provided in 28 U.S.C. §157(a).
referred to the Bankruptcy Court.6 I agree. Accordingly, under 28 U.S.C. §157 and Local Rule
83.1, the Clerk of the Court is directed to transfer this case to the United States Bankruptcy
Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Defendant’s Motion to Remand (Doc. No. 11) is
DENIED as MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of December, 2011.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Doc. No. 12.
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