(W.D. Ky. Aug. 12, 2014)
The adversary proceeding defendant filed a motion to withdraw the reference to the bankruptcy court, arguing the debtor’s claims were merely non-core breach of contract claims. The district court denied the motion, finding that the defendant consented to the bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction when it filed its proof of claim. The defendant’s withdrawal of the proof of claim after the adversary proceeding was filed did not alter the effect of that consent. Opinion below.