(e) Cases and Proceedings Withdrawn by District Judge

A reference under this rule may be withdrawn in whole, or in part, by a district court judge sua sponte or on timely motion of a party.  The district court refers motions for withdrawal of reference to the bankruptcy court for a report and recommendation as to disposition.

Motions for withdrawal of reference shall be filed with the clerk of the bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy judge shall issue and file a report and recommendation and file it with the clerk of the bankruptcy court.  Copies of the report and recommendation shall be sent to the parties. The parties shall have fourteen (14) days from the date of the report and recommendation to file any objections thereto with the bankruptcy court.  Upon expiration of the period for objection, the bankruptcy court shall forward the necessary documents along with the recommendations and any objections thereto to the district court.  The district judge may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the bankruptcy judge and determine the disposition of the motion.

Upon filing of the report and recommendation of the bankruptcy court with the clerk of the district court, the motion and report and recommendation shall be assigned to a district court  judge.  A motion for withdrawal of reference shall not stay any bankruptcy matter pending before a bankruptcy judge, unless a specific stay is issued by a district court judge or a bankruptcy judge.