Family Files Lawsuit Against Gurnee Memory Care Facility After 82-Year-Old Man Left Facility, Died By Drowning

The following article was published on Lake & McHenry County Scanner on August 4, 2022.   A lawsuit has been filed against an assisted living facility in Gurnee after an 82-year-old man with dementia went missing from the…

Chicago Episcopal Diocese’s $750,000 Sex Abuse Case Puts Bishop Chilton Knudsen’s Actions Under Scrutiny

The following article was published on Chicago Sun Times on June 3, 2022.   In 1990, a youth minister at an Episcopal church in La Grange was concerned about one of the teenagers who frequented the parish — an 18-year-old who’d…

Dudley & Lake File Suit Against Waukegan Gun Range After Employee Discharged Gun Severely Injured Patron

The following article was published on Lake and McHenry County Scanner on May 5, 2022.   A lawsuit has been filed against a gun range in Waukegan after an employee discharged a gun, shooting himself and a 19-year-old patron, causing…

J. Matthew Dudley: Who’s to Blame for Docs’ Premium Hikes?

The following letter to the editor by ITLA President J. Matthew Dudley was published on Crain's Chicago Business website on March 16, 2022.  Who's to blame for docs' premium hikes? A recent article ("Illinois docs see big increases in liability…

J. Matthew Dudley: Settling Civil Cases

The following letter to the editor by ITLA President J. Matthew Dudley was published in the Daily Herald on February 8, 2022 A recent letter disparaging Illinois’ business climate relied on a biased study to bolster its misleading claims.…

Illinois Legislation Would Make Corporations Liable for Punitive Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

via Corporate Crime Reporter Legislation introduced into the Illinois legislature last month would make corporations liable for punitive damages in wrongful death cases. As the law stands now in Illinois, if someone is seriously injured…

Massage Therapist Accused Of Nonconsensual Sexual Touching: Suit

via Patch ORLAND PARK, IL — A woman is suing Ultimate Massage in Orland Park and a massage therapist who previously worked there after she said he groped her sexually. Another woman had previously filed a police report accusing the same…

J. Matthew Dudley to Be Installed as President of ITLA

J. MATTHEW DUDLEY, co-founder of the firm of Dudley & Lake in Libertyville, Illinois, will be installed as the 68th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 4, 2021, during its virtual board meeting. Dudley,…

2019 motorcycle crash nets $5.3M settlement

By Jessie M. Molloy Chicago Daily Law Bulletin May 19, 2021 Two Winnebago County motorcycle riders who were seriously injured in a 2019 crash have settled their case for $5.3 million. Cook County Circuit Judge Karen L. O’Malley dismissed…