Rice v. Rochon et al
ORDER, the Court sua sponte withdraws the entire reference immediately 2 ; the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and the Clerk of this Court are directed to take appropriate action to transfer the adversary proceeding 4:10ap-01256 to this Court where it will be docketed as a civil action. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 6/13/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
M. RANDY RICE, as Chapter 7 Trustee,
RICHARD ROCHON, ET AL.,
No. 4:11MC0002- SWW
Defendants are named in an adversary proceeding brought by plaintiff, the bankruptcy
trustee, for breach of fiduciary duties, corporate waste and negligence, avoidance and recovery
of fraudulent transfers. M. Randy Rice, as Chapter 7 Trustee v. Richard Rochon, et al., 4:10ap01256. Some of the sixteen defendants filed a demand for a jury trial and a motion to withdraw
the reference of this matter to the bankruptcy court. The Court found that the interests of the
estate and judicial economy would be served by the bankruptcy court conducting all pretrial
proceedings and did not withdraw the reference immediately.
The Court sua sponte withdraws the entire reference immediately. The Clerk of the
Bankruptcy Court and the Clerk of this Court are directed to take appropriate action to transfer the
adversary proceeding to this Court where it will be docketed as a civil action.
SO ORDERED this 13th day of June, 2011.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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