SS HCS HB 1765, 2016 (New Section - Proposed Language)
515.595. 1. A receiver has the right to sue and be sued in the receiver's capacity as such, without leave of court, in all circumstances necessary or proper for the conduct of the receivership. However, an action seeking to dispossess a receiver of any estate property or otherwise to interfere with the receiver's management or control of any estate property may not be maintained or continued unless permitted by order of the court obtained upon notice and a hearing.
2. An action by or against a receiver is adjunct to the receivership action. The clerk of the court may assign or refer a case number that reflects the relationship of any action to the receivership action.
All pleadings in an adjunct action shall include the case number of the receivership action as well as the adjunct action case number assigned by the clerk of the court. All adjunct actions shall be referred to the judge, if any, assigned to the receivership action.
3. A receiver may be joined or substituted as a party in any action or proceeding that was pending at the time of the receiver's appointment and in which the debtor is a party, upon application by the receiver to the court, agency, or other forum before which the action or proceeding is pending.
4. Venue for adjunct actions by or against a receiver shall lie in the court in which the receivership is pending, if the court has jurisdiction over the action. Actions in other courts in this state shall be transferred to the court upon the receiver's filing of a motion for change of venue, provided that the receiver files the motion within thirty days following service of original process upon the receiver.
However, actions in other courts or forums in which a state agency is a party shall not be transferred on request of the receiver absent consent of the affected state agency or grounds provided under other applicable law.
5. An action by or against a receiver does not abate by reason of death or resignation or removal of the receiver, but continues against the successor receiver or against the debtor, if a successor receiver is not appointed.
6. Whenever the assets of any domestic or foreign corporation, that has been doing business in this state, has been placed in the hands of any general receiver and the receiver is in possession of its assets, service of all process upon the corporation may be made upon the receiver.
7. A judgment against a general receiver or the debtor is not a lien on estate property, nor shall any execution issue thereon. Upon entry of a judgment against a general receiver or the debtor in the court in which a general receivership is pending, or upon filing in a general receivership of a certified copy of a judgment against a general receiver or the debtor entered by another court in this state or a foreign jurisdiction, the judgment shall be treated as an allowed claim in the receivership. A judgment against a limited receiver shall be treated and has the same effect as a judgment against the debtor, except that the judgment is not enforceable against estate property unless otherwise ordered by the court upon notice and a hearing.