Court filings indicate the settlement was reached in late May and the case was permanently dismissed on June 21.
Robinhood executives have previously said they were “devastated” by the tragedy and pointed to efforts made to improve the platform’s options trading, educational efforts and customer service.
Record penalty against Robinhood
The Financial Industrial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) accused Robinhood of “systemic supervisory failures” and giving customers “false or misleading information.” FINRA said that since late 2017, Robinhood “failed to exercise due diligence” before approving customers to trade options.
Robinhood relied on algorithms that “often” approved customers to trade options based on “inconsistent or illogical information,” the regulator said.
FINRA ordered Robinhood to pay about $70 million in fines and restitution to harmed customers, the largest penalty ever handed down by the regulator. Robinhood neither admitted nor denied the charges.
The Kearns settlement and FINRA penalties show how Robinhood is attempting to turn the page on some of its legal issues as it seeks to go public in a major IPO.