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Mar. 16, 2012David M. Repp
Parental liability in Iowa: Who pays for Dennis’s menace?

To what extent can Iowa parents be liable for damages caused by their children? Generally, under common law, parents are not responsible unless the damages can be directly attributable to some action or inaction of the parent. Under the Iowa Parental Responsibility Act, though, parents may be liable for their children’s unlawful acts no matter how closely they are supervised or controlled.

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