How much does a parent have to pay as compensation if their minor child destroys property of a person?
My 17-year-old son got himself into a fight with a boy who used to bully him and broke the furniture in his house. Now this guy and his dad are asking us to pay $25,000 as compensation. Can they ask such a big amount as compensation?03/02/2017 | Category: Minors » Liability of... | State: Arkansas | #33193
“(a) The state or any county, city, town, or school district, or any person, corporation, or organization shall be entitled to recover damages in an amount not in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in a court of competent jurisdiction from the parents of any minor under eighteen (18) years of age, living with a parent or legal guardian, who shall maliciously or willfully destroy, damage, or deface real, personal, or mixed property belonging to the state or county, city, town, or school district, or any person, corporation, or organization.”