- The firm is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel M. Cooper as an attorney in its Merrillville office. Mr. Cooper has 10 years of experience in premises, commercial, and general liability, and workers' compensation defense.
- Doherty & Progar is pleased to announce that Gregory T. Glen and Joshua K. Opdycke have joined the firm in its Chicago office.
- On July 28, 2016, Michael J. Progar presented a continuing education course on behalf of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) on "Handling a Fire or Explosion Claim." The presentation took place in Omaha, Nebraska before property and casualty claims supervisors and claims professionals from Catholic Mutual Group, Stillwater Insurance Group, and EMC Insurance Companies.
- Doherty & Progar is pleased to announce that Attorney Christopher R. Reinkall has been promoted to partnership in the firm. Mr. Reinkall has been with Doherty & Progar since 2008 and handles legal matters in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
During his career with Doherty & Progar, Mr. Reinkall has concentrated his practice in the defense of licensed professionals, including insurance brokers, physicians, other health care professionals, and hospitals. He also has extensive experience in insurance mattters such as policy exclusions, premiums, regulatory matters, and excess coverage.
Mr. Reinkall's complete professional résumé may be viewed here.
- For Indiana worker's compensation cases, the mileage reimbursement rate for travel for medical treatment outside the county of employment, or to attend a medical examination requested by the employer, decreases from $0.40 per mile to $0.36 per mile effective February 22, 2016.
- On February 10, 2016, Michael J. Progar presented a continuing education course on behalf of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) on "Practical Professionalism: Ethics, Standards, and Civility" to insurance claims representatives and risk managers in Itasca, Illinois.
- Michael J. Progar recently attended a seminar on "Advising Clients on Data Breaches." Cyber attacks present a risk of liability to third parties. However, many companies are increasingly concerned about the risk of business interruption due to cyber attacks. Many now see cyber attacks as presenting a greater risk of business interruption than natural catastrophes or fire.