198.115. 1. A receiver may not be required to honor any lease, mortgage, secured transaction or other wholly or partially executory contract entered into by the facility's operator or administrator while acting in that capacity, if the agreement is unconscionable. Factors which shall be considered in determining the unconscionability include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) The person seeking payment under the agreement was an affiliate of the operator or owner at the time the agreement was made;
(2) The rental, price, or rate of interest required to be paid under the agreement was substantially in excess of a reasonable rental, price or rate of interest at the time the agreement was entered into.
2. If the receiver is in possession of real estate or goods subject to a lease, mortgage or security interest which the receiver is permitted to avoid under subsection 1 of this section, and if the real estate or goods are necessary for the continued operation of the facility, the receiver may apply to the court to set a reasonable rental, price or rate of interest to be paid by the receiver during the duration of the receivership. The court shall hold a hearing on the application within fifteen days. The receiver shall send notice of the application to any known owners of the property involved at least ten working days prior to the hearing. Payment by the receiver of the amount determined by the court to be reasonable is a defense to any action against the receiver for payment or for possession of the goods or real estate subject to the lease or mortgage involved by any person who received such notice, but the payment does not relieve the owner or operator of the facility of any liability for the difference between the amount paid by the receiver and the amount due under the original lease or mortgage involved.
(L. 1979 S.B. 328, et al. § 38)
Missouri General Assembly