Local May 17, 2022 | 8:22 am

Landmark ruling: parents liable for offsprings’ actions

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court established jurisprudence on the legal mandate that parents are civilly liable for damages caused by minor children who live with them, even if at the time of the ruling, they have already reached adult age.

This is established in it sentence last March on an appeal filed by a couple sentenced to pay compensation of 750,000 pesos for an act involving their son, criminally convicted of a traffic accident in which a person died.

According to the filing, the young man was driving a motorcycle at high speed when the accident occurred in which another young woman died.

The defense filed an appeal against a sentence issued by the Court of Appeal for Children and Adolescents of the Judicial Department of San Francisco de Macorís on September 29, 2020

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Paul Tierney
May 17, 2022 9:06 am

The question now are the children of adult age living with their parents and no longer minors is when are they solely liable for their actions?

This law is going to put more minors out into the streets away from the cautions from parents.

This law as published here is vague.