Local Rule 7012.1. RESPONSIVE PLEADING CONSENT TO ENTRY OF FINAL ORDER OR JUDGEMENT

(a) Responsive pleading requirements. In addition to statements required by Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012(b), if a responsive pleading states that the proceeding or any part of it is core, it shall also contain a statement that the pleader does or does not consent to the entry of final orders or judgment by the bankruptcy judge if it is determined that the bankruptcy judge, absent consent of the parties, cannot enter final orders or judgment consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution.

(b) Failure to comply. If a party fails to provide the consent statement required in subsection (a) of this rule, that party is deemed to have objected to the entry of a final order or judgment by the bankruptcy court in the proceeding, and the bankruptcy court will enter an order that either:

(1) Provides that the bankruptcy court will hear the proceeding and submit its proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the district court; or

(2) Certifies the proceeding to the district court for its adjudication of the proceeding. Unless the assigned district court orders otherwise, all other proceedings will continue in the bankruptcy court until the certified proceeding is ready to be heard in the district court.