Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Did You Know?

Did you know that parents can be held legally liable for the destructive acts or theft of their children?

For example, in Ohio any owner of property may maintain a civil action to recover compensatory damages not exceeding ten thousand dollars and court costs from the parent of a minor if the minor willfully damages property belonging to the owner or commits acts cognizable as a "theft offense." (See ORC Ann. § 3109.09).

2 comments:

Katie said...

Really? Thats very interesting. Do you happen to know the laws in TN...?

Ashli said...

Off the top of my head, no - I don't know what the statute in Tennessee provides for. But, I could look into it for you.

 
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