related proceeding.Bankruptcy. A proceeding that involves a claim that will affect the

administration of the debtor’s estate (such as a tort action between the debtor and a third party),

but that does not arise under bankruptcy law and could be adjudicated in a state court. • A related

proceeding must be adjudicated in federal district court unless the parties consent to

bankruptcy-court jurisdiction or unless the district court refers the matter to the bankruptcy court

or to state court. — Also termed noncore proceeding. Cf. CORE PROCEEDING(1). [Cases:

Bankruptcy 2043–2063.C.J.S. Bankruptcy §§ 5, 9–12, 14–15, 17–18, 22.] [Blacks Law 8th]