Family sues trading app Robinhood over suicide

San Francisco (AFP) – The family of a college student who killed himself after thinking he’d lost a fortune using Robinhood sued the free trading app Monday. A message left behind by Alex Kearns asked how it was that a 20-year-old with no income could get access to nearly $1 million of financial leverage using Robinhood, according to the suit filed in Silicon Valley, where the app is based. “Robinhood’s website entices young, inexperienced users,” the suit contends. “By marketing its online trading platform like a video game, it implied that trading stock and options was a fun way to make mone…

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