IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 22, 2009
SHIRLEY M. GREEN, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, BANKRUPTCY COURT, RESPONDENTS. BANKIM PATEL, REAL PARTY IN INTEREST.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows U.S. Magistrate Judge
Petitioner Shirley M. Green has brought a writ of mandate pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § § 1331 , 1361 against this Eastern District of California court and the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court. Petitioner commences her request by asking the district court to compel the "bankruptcy judge" to adhere to rules and regulations, but later indicates that her real desire is to have the court restrain the state court from acting in an unlawful detainer action. It appears to the undersigned from a full reading of the petition, however, that petitioner is really seeking enforcement of an injunction against a former creditor (Bankin Patel) who may be violating a discharge order in Eastern District Bankruptcy Case 08-36224-B-7. See 11 U.S.C. § 524(a) and (g).
The Supreme Court has recently reiterated that the bankruptcy court has continuing jurisdiction to enforce is orders. Travelers Indem. Co. V. Bailey, __U.S.__, 129 S.Ct. 2195, 2205 (2009). Because the most likely interpretation of petitioner's present case is a request for the bankruptcy court to enforce its previous discharge order, this case (CIV-S-09-3513) is transferred to the United States Bankruptcy Court of this district for any appropriate action.
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