O’Ryan Law Firm recently settled a lawsuit against American United Life Insurance Company (“AUL”) on behalf of a client whose long term disability benefits were prematurely terminated by AUL. AUL is headquartered in Indianapolis and has their main office in downtown Indianapolis in the AUL building. The client, Candace, is actually a New Jersey resident so naturally it would make sense to file the claim in New Jersey. However, the O’Ryan Law Firm was able to represent Candace in Indiana because of the fact that AUL is incorporated under Indiana law. As a result, AUL may be sued in Indiana and the lawsuit was therefore filed in the federal district court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Case Against AUL
Candace was employed as an accounts manager for an insurance brokerage company from 2008 until she became disabled in December 2012. She became unable to work due to lumbar radiculopathy and moderately severe cervical stenosis, both of which resulted in chronic pain and fecal incontinence. Her treating physicians provided objective medical proof that the she was unable to continue working due to these medical impairments.