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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 03/30/2018 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: March 30, 2018

Plaintiffs' law firm issued a press release on March 31, 2018, announcing the lawsuit. The Complaint alleges that Edward Jones executed a reverse churning scheme to take advantage of trusting, long-standing clients and unlawfully shift their commission-based accounts to a fee-based program – Edward Jones Advisory Solutions ("Advisory Solutions") or Edward Jones Guided Solutions ("Guided Solutions") (collectively, "Advisory Programs"). In orchestrating this scheme to churn revenue from essentially dead assets, Edward Jones made misleading statements and material omissions to their clients about the amount of fees they would pay after their assets were moved into one of the Advisory Programs and about Edward Jones' preference for investing in proprietary funds only available through Advisory Solutions. In addition, Defendants breached their fiduciary duties because clients who engaged in little to no trading activity paid more in fee-based accounts than they did in commission-based accounts and clients who were invested in a proprietary fund were entitled to know about Defendants' competing interests that caused them to make self-interested investments on their clients' behalf.


Sector: Financial
Industry: Investment Services
Headquarters: United States


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COURT: E.D. California
DOCKET #: 18-AT-00404
DATE FILED: 03/30/2018
CLASS PERIOD END: 03/30/2018
  1. Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C.
    14426 East Evans Avenue, Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., CO
    303 757-3300 303 759-5203 ·
  2. Garner Law Office
    109 North Marshall Avenue, Garner Law Office, CA 95988
    5309343324 5309342334 ·
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