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A parent is generally not liable for the torts
of his or her child based solely upon the parental relationship. Lott v. Strang, et al., 312 Ill. App. 3d 521, 523-24, 727 N.E.2d 407, 409 (4th Dist. 2000) (citing Bishop v. Morich, 250 Ill. App. 3d 366, 370, 621 N.E.2d 43, 46 (1st Dist. 1993).
However, Illinois does have an exception under 740 ILCS 115/1
. Called the PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW, a parent MAY be responsible for "wilful or malicious acts" of the child. The cap for damages is at $20,000, and $30,000 if there is more than one occurrence.
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