Russian court clears minor from repaying mum's debt

May 11, 2012, 09:19 IST | IANS

A court in Moscow has ruled to clear a nine-year-old boy from repaying a debt of 561,000 rubles ($19,000) that he inherited from his late mother.

The court, last month, had received a lawsuit from Alexei Panikorovsky who sought to collect from Ivan Chaplygin the money that he owed under a loan made to the Chaplygin's mother.

The court has ruled to "refuse Panikorovsky from collecting money from Chaplygin", Judge Lyubov Vinogradova said.

Polina Kleimenova, a spokeswoman for the court, earlier said there was nothing illegal in such a lawsuit, although such cases were very rare.

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