Rule 7016. Pre-Trial Procedure; Formulating Issues

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(a) PRETRIAL CONFERENCES; SCHEDULING; MANAGEMENT. Rule 16 F.R.Civ.P. applies in adversary proceedings.
(b) DETERMINING PROCEDURE. The bankruptcy court shall decide, on its own motion or a party’s timely motion, whether:
(1) to hear and determine the proceeding;
(2) to hear the proceeding and issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law; or
(3) to take some other action.