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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling on parents' liability for auto accidents involving their children.
The state Court of Appeals held that parents are on the hook financially even when a minor son or daughter gets in an auto accident while driving a family vehicle in violation of parental instructions.
The case stems from a 17-year-old's accident that caused serious injuries to another driver.
The accident occurred after the youth drove friends around although his parents had told him after a previous accident that he could only drive to school, church or work.
The parents argued that they shouldn't be held liable when their son drove the family car in violation of restrictions they imposed.
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