Merrill Lynch lawsuit

B of A to Pay $2.43 Billion to End Lawsuit Over Merrill Lynch

Bank of America has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action shareholder lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. Plaintiffs alleged that Bank of America and some of its officers made false or misleading statements about both companies' financial health ahead of the deal.

Legal Briefing: BofA/Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Moves Ahead

The SEC settled its case against Bank of America for failing to disclose Merrill Lynch's losses and bonus plans before their merger, but BofA shareholders are still seeking justice. On Friday, a judge refused to dismiss their claims, meaning they'll get their chance at a trial.