BankAmerica Corp. has agreed to pay $19 million to trust beneficiaries in a preliminary settlement approved Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco.

The settlement, approved by Judge Charles Legge of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, would end two related class actions filed in 1995. Beneficiaries should get notice of the approval this week, and a fairness hearing is scheduled on the settlement Feb. 19.

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