Prosser v. Hylton
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion to Withdraw the Reference (Docket No. 1 ) is DENIED without prejudice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall close this civil case in this Court, as the matter remains pending before the Bankruptcy Court. Signed by District Judge John A. Ross on 8/24/17. (JAB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
In re JACQUELINE C. HYLTON,
Bankruptcy Case No. 17-42383
CHRISTOPHER LEE PROSSER,
Adv. Proc. No. 17-4089
JACQUELINE C. HYLTON,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court upon the Motion to Withdraw the Reference, filed by pro
se plaintiff Christopher Lee Prosser, a prisoner in a state penitentiary. (Docket No. 1). For the
following reasons the motion will be denied.
First, because plaintiff failed to pay the required $181.00 fee for the filing of his Motion
to Withdraw the Reference, the motion is properly stricken as improperly filed, without prejudice
to plaintiff re-filing the motion upon payment of the filing fee.
Even if the motion had been properly filed, it would be denied as meritless. Plaintiff
seeks withdrawal of the reference primarily based upon his jury trial demand. However, in an
Order dated August 15, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of
Missouri denied plaintiffs jury trial demand because the claim he asserted (determination of
under 11 U.S.C. § 523) did not give him the right to a jury trial. See
Prosser v. Hylton (In re Hylton), Adv. Proc. No. 17-04089 (Banla. E.D. Mo. Jun. 9, 2017).
Plaintiff also seeks withdrawal of the reference because the Bankruptcy Court lacks sufficient
authority to issue a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum. However, the Bankruptcy Court has
the authority to certify a recommendation to this Court for the issuance of such a writ.
Therefore, if the Bankruptcy Court ever deems it necessary to produce plaintiffs body before it,
it has a mechanism to do so.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion to Withdraw the Reference (Docket No. 1)
is DENIED without prejudice.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall close this civil case in this
Court, as the matter remains pending before the Bankruptcy Court.
Dated this 24th day of August, 2017.
D STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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