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Getting the Law Involved

2012 in review: lawsuits that shaped Mission Viejo.

Everybody hates them, until they need one themselves.

Lawsuits mark the last straw in the pursuit of civil justice. And they're often anything but civil. Here are some suits that impacted Mission Viejo this year:

Stabbing Victim's Family Sues City, Restaurant

The parents of a Mission Viejo man who was fatally stabbed in a late-night fight outside a Lake Forest restaurant began the process of .

Woman Sues City After Sidewalk Slip at Crucero Park

Teri Rubin said in a legal complaint that she was walking in Crucero Park on Oct. 29, 2011 when she slipped on the sidewalk. The lawsuit was filed in Orange County Superior Court May 3.

Mission Viejo Church Sex Case Thrown Out

A lawsuit accusing the Presbyterian Church of the Master's former pastor of a sexually manipulative extramarital relationship was thrown out of court in March.

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