|Parents of stabbing suspect could be vulnerable to lawsuits|
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Parents of stabbing suspect could be vulnerable to lawsuits
When a child is accused of committing a crime, attention often turns to the parents.
While the impulse to find someone to blame is understandable, experts say there is a fairly high threshold for victims to successfully sue the parents of an underage assailant.
Under Pennsylvania law, parents of a child found guilty of a “tortious” or wrongful act that causes injury to another person are liable for $1,000 per person injured, with a $2,500 limit per incident, regardless of the number of people injured.
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