Rhett R. Sears v. Korley B. Sears (In re Sears), Ch. 11, BK10-40277, A12-4034 (Feb. 21, 2014)
The bankruptcy court recommended to the district court that it deny the debtor-defendant’s motion to withdraw the reference of the bankruptcy case and adversary proceeding because the motion was unfounded. The issues raised in the adversary proceeding arise under Title 11 and are clearly within the bankruptcy court’s constitutional authority to adjudicate. The court further recommended the imposition of monetary sanctions under Rule 9011 against counsel for the debtor-defendant for repeatedly filing frivolous pleadings that were not well-grounded in fact, warranted by existing law, or based on a good-faith argument.