Houston lawsuit set for hearing this week

UPDATED: A judge has decided to allow a trial to go forward on allegations that Assemblyman Guy Houston, R-San Ramon, helped his father defraud senior citizens out of $340,000 in investments.

The tentative ruling was released late Tuesday evening. Attorneys in the case will have an opportunity to contest the ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith at a hearing Thursday.

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Lisa Vorderbrueggen