Charles Schwab Settles YieldPlus Class Action Securities Lawsuit

Charles Schwab has agreed to settle a securities class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on behalf of investors who purchased its YieldPlus Fund. Without admitting liability, Charles Schwab has agreed to pay the plaintiffs $200 million in order to avoid trial which had been scheduled for May. Losses sought by the plaintiffs in the class action were as much as $802 million. The settlement has yet to be approved by the court. Also, investigations into Schwab’s handling of the YieldPlus fund by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are still ongoing.

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