Church Pastor Not Liable for Defamation

A Cook County judge granted a motion to dismiss filed by Bill Weiler, John Masters, and Kyle Lewis and threw out a defamation lawsuit filed against a church pastor arising out of a dispute between the pastor and a former church leader and member. The plaintiff had alleged that the pastor had defamed him after removing the plaintiff from his leadership position with the church. The court barred the plaintiff from refilling the defamation claim.