By M. Jonathan Hayes
Issue: Is Rule 4004 requiring that suit to deny the discharge be filed within 60 days of the first meeting of creditors jurisdictional or can it be waived?
Holding: Rule 4004 is not jurisdictional. It is an affirmative defense and therefore can be waived.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for unanimous court:
Creditor Dr. Ryan was a former business partner and major creditor of debtor Dr. Kontrick. Dr. Ryan obtained three extensions of time to file a complaint to deny the discharge before he filed it. He alleged that Kontrick had transferred . . .
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