Plaintiff - Appellant,
FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE COMPANY, also known as Source One Mortgage Services; FOUR ACES MOBILE HOME ESTATES; SAFETY
INVESTMENT CORPORATION; COMMUNITY ASSET MANAGEMENT; CNA FINANCIAL CORPORATION, also known as CNA Insurance, also known as Loes Corporation; W. RHODES, Riverside County Sheriff; TOM SLESCH; MICHAEL SLESCH; RALPH BETTY; DAVID BOYCE; MICHAEL MIHELICH; CITIGROUP; MICHAEL B. FLESCH; ROBERT T. FLESH,
Defendants - Appellees.
In this matter, Ms. Holli Lundahl appeals from the district court's order denying her request to withdraw a bankruptcy reference. She also argues that the district court's order, which effectively approved the bankruptcy court's remand of the underlying adversary proceeding back to state court, was improper.
As an initial proposition, we note, as we did in the Order & Judgment filed in appeal number 04-4236 this same day, that Ms. Lundahl's bankruptcy case was dismissed on December 23, 2003. The bankruptcy court then remanded or dismissed all related adversary proceedings, including the one underlying this appeal. That remand order entered on December 29, 2003. The motion to withdraw the bankruptcy reference was filed on January 13, 2004, some two weeks after the remand order entered. It was docketed on January 28, 2004.
Although relying on several grounds to reject the motion to withdraw the reference, the district court initially noted that it was moot in light of the dismissal of the underlying bankruptcy case. We review that determination de novo. Faustin v. City & County of Denver, 268 F.3d 942, 947 (10th Cir. 2001). On this record, it is clear the district court's determination was correct. As there was no longer a bankruptcy matter pending at the time the motion to withdraw the reference was filed, the issue was moot.
Moreover, we will not consider Ms. Lundahl's claims that the bankruptcy court's remand order was suspect. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1452(b), the remand order is not reviewable. See Hawking v. Ford Motor Credit Co., 210 F.3d 540, 550 (5th Cir. 2000); In re United States Brass Corp., 110 F.3d 1261, 1265-66 (7th Cir. 1997); In re Cathedral of the Incarnation In the Diocese of Long Island, 90 F.3d 28, 31-32 (2d Cir. 1996).
As we have noted previously, Ms. Lundahl's arguments border on specious. Her description of the record is inaccurate, at best. We warn her that this pattern of vexatious litigation may warrant the imposition of sanctions or other restrictions. See Winslow v. Hunter (In re Winslow), 17 F.3d 314, 315-16 (10th Cir. 1994).
Ms. Lundahl's request to proceed in forma pauperis is denied, and this matter is DISMISSED. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i).
Entered for the Court
Stephanie K. Seymour
*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.