Three 13 year olds did over $200,000 in damages to a micro brewery that was under construction when they spent three consecutive nights breaking everything in the building. The owner says that he doesn’t think he can get the money from the children because they are so young, and the parents of the children are refusing to step up.
I don’t know what Michigan law says, but in most states the parents are responsible for whatever damages are caused by their crotch fruit. I would sue the parents. Any judgements in Michigan are good for ten years, and they can be renewed once. So these kids and their parents can be running from this for two decades, unless they want to declare bankruptcy. Wage garnishment, taking any property they have and selling it to recoup some damages are tools, unless they have nothing at all to take. For the next 20 years.