United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division
April 30, 2015
EVADNE S. FORD, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
QUANTUM3 GROUP, LLC and GALAXY PORTFOLIOS, LLC, Defendants.
J. RANDAL HALL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
After a careful, de novo review, the Court concurs with the Bankruptcy Judge's Report and Recommendation (doc. 1-3) that the Court withdraw the reference "for cause" under the permissive withdrawal provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 157(d), to which objections have been filed. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the portion of the Bankruptcy Judge's Report and Recommendation finding permissive withdrawal appropriate as its opinion and GRANTS the withdrawal of the reference. The case is hereby WITHDRAWN from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia, and the Clerk is DIRECTED to assign this case as a civil action.
In light of this ruling, the Bankruptcy Judge's second Report and Recommendation (doc. 1-4) finding that Defendants' improperly removed this action directly to the Bankruptcy Court is DENIED AS MOOT.