|Diane Nygaard is dedicated to helping investors who have lost money because of securities fraud committed by stockbrokers, investment advisors, brokerage firms, banks and trustees.
Ms. Nygaard has represented thousands of investors in the
U.S. and abroad who have been defrauded, deceived, or misled by
their stockbrokers, insurance agents, trustees, financial
planners or financial advisors.
Ms. Nygaard has recovered millions of dollars for investors
and insurance policy holders, in class actions and FINRA securities arbitrations.
I was stuck with over $100k in securities
courtesy of an over-enthusiastic financial advisor and was unsuccessful in finding
solid legal advice in Atlanta. I googled
"securities litigation" and found Diane Nygaard in Kansas City. What a
pleasant surprise and great find!
Diane not only provided a much-needed
sympathetic ear for my stupidity but followed up with a cohesive,
intelligent strategy that resulted in a most satisfactory settlement!
I had given up on any recovery of funds. However, as a result of Diane's actions, I recovered 85%
of my loss with legal fees amounting to a mere 12%. Needless to say I was
thrilled and would invite anyone with securities issues to hand them
over to Diane with complete confidence that your interests will be
I.L.J. in Atlanta
||Diane A. Nygaard's national practice
specializes in Securities Litigation and Arbitration,
Securities Class Actions, Investor Litigation, Investor
Arbitration, Annuity and Insurance Litigation, Consumer
Protection, and Class Actions.
Ms. Nygaard represents individual investors, trusts, pension
plans, and insurance policyholders. She believes that Americans
who lose their savings due to the fraudulent actions of
securities firms deserve the highest quality of legal
NYGAARD PREVAILS AGAINST AMERIPRISE AND RECOVERS $776,000
FOR HER CLIENT
In October, 2013, Mrs. Nygaard won an arbitration against Ameriprise in which the Panel held
for the reimbursement of $650,000 for REITs, variable life insurance and annuities sold to her elderly client. Ameriprise was also ordered to
pay an additional $126,000 for the fees, commissions and payments made to Ameriprise for “financial plans” and expenses of the arbitration.
The award involved CPA, KBS, Inland American Reits, and River Source annuities.
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NYGAARD SERVED AS CO-LEAD COUNSEL ON $200 MILLION KINDER-MORGAN CLASS ACTION
Kinder Morgan Shareholder Derivative Litigation
Diane A. Nygaard was co-counsel in this shareholder derivative case that resulted in a $200 million class action settlement on behalf of stockholders of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI). In Re Kinder Morgan. Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. Case No. 06 C 801, District Court of Shawnee County, Kansas. Nygaard served as co-lead counsel for the shareholders of Kinder Morgan. A buyout group lead by KMI's largest stockholder and Chairman, Richard Kinder, took the company private in 2006. The KMI Buyout was one of the largest management-led buyouts in corporate history, which shareholders challenged because insiders paid shareholders less for their stock than was reasonable. After protracted litigation, the Defendants agreed to pay the shareholders $200 million more for their shares. This amount was distributed to Kinder Morgan shareholders.
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