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Q:
Can a child be held liable for negligence under New York law?

A:
According to a recent decision by a New York County judge, it appears that a child over the age of 4 can be sued for negligence (under certain circumstances) under New York law. For additional information on this topic, readers are encouraged to read "Should New York Law Allow 4 Year-Olds To Be Sued in Negligence?"
Jonathan Cooper
Employment Litigation and School Negligence Lawyer