And on it goes. A class action suit brought by plaintiffs’ attorneys against Charles Schwab & Co. over the investment giant’s YieldPlus Fund appears to be settled.
The suit stems from investments contained within the YieldPlus portfolio, which included mortgage-backed securities and other credit instruments that declined significantly during the worldwide economic crisis beginning in late 2007.
“Schwab met with the plaintiffs’ attorneys and reached an agreement,” said Schwab spokesperson Greg Gable. “We had a hearing Thursday and the judge said he will rule on the agreement sometime soon, which we believe might be early next week.”
The case has been marked by on-again, off-again agreements between the two parties. The most recent agreement was called off by Schwab on Nov. 8 when the company notified the court it was backing out.