Downey Financial Corp.'s lead subsidiary is being sued by a California county government agency for allegedly cheating an 80-year-old widow out of a large portion of her husband's estate.

In a jury trial that started last week in Santa Clara County Superior Court, the agency accused the manager of Downey Savings' Los Altos, Calif., branch of "unduly influencing" Terry Mosher to name him executor of her estate.

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