2005 Washington Revised Code RCW 4.24.190: Action against parent for willful injury to person or property by minor — Monetary limitation — Common law liability preserved.

    The parent or parents of any minor child under the age of eighteen years who is living with the parent or parents and who shall willfully or maliciously destroy or deface property, real or personal or mixed, or who shall willfully and maliciously inflict personal injury on another person, shall be liable to the owner of such property or to the person injured in a civil action at law for damages in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars. This section shall in no way limit the amount of recovery against the parent or parents for their own common law negligence.

    [1996 c 35 § 2; 1992 c 205 § 116; 1977 ex.s. c 145 § 1; 1967 ex.s. c 46 § 1; 1961 c 99 § 1.]


         Part headings not law -- Severability -- 1992 c 205: See notes following RCW 13.40.010.

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