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May 28, 2024

Attorney Tom DeVore Filed Defamation Suit Against Governor Pritzker –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 10, 2021

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –

Attorney Thomas DeVore has filed a Defamation Per Se action against Governor Pritzker on October 29, 2021, alleging the Governor’s statement at a press conference:

  • imputed the Plaintiff had committed a criminal action
  • imputed that Plaintiff was unable to perform or lacks integrity in performing his employment duties as an attorney
  • imputed that Plaintiff lacked ability or otherwise prejudiced the Plaintiff in his profession

The complained-of statements:

“Well, you know, he’s a grifter who is taking money from parents who are being taken advantage of.”

“So I hope that the, you know, the reign of grifting and terror that he is trying to bring about in the school districts will come to an[d] (sic) end.”

DeVore is asking for damages in excess of $50k.

Read the Complaint below:

DeVore Complaint (1) (1)


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  • Tracey Baker
    Posted at 17:28h, 10 November Reply

    Go, Mr. DeVore. JB is the grifter/dictator taking advantage of Illinois citizens.

  • Chris R.
    Posted at 17:43h, 10 November Reply

    Mr. DeVore I hope you pursue this fully to the end with a victory! I look forward to following this action

  • Dave
    Posted at 17:51h, 10 November Reply

    Good luck Tom!

  • Judith Jenkins
    Posted at 18:39h, 10 November Reply

    Mr. Devore go after JBP and don’t let up! He’s a lazy, narcissistic bully who acts asf if he can insult and intimidate anytime he wishes. He needs to finally face consequences for his inexcusable behaviour.

  • pj
    Posted at 19:44h, 10 November Reply

    Why only 50K? Why not one million or two? This prtizker guy is so full of it. He is the one who is stealing from we the people of Illinois not only financially but emotionally, and mentally but medically and more. .He needs to be removed from office and Illinois!

    • Cindy
      Posted at 03:11h, 11 November Reply

      That’s just legal jargon. That is the way the court papers always word it.

  • Mary Lambert
    Posted at 21:07h, 10 November Reply

    Mr Devore – I hope you get him. He talks about you and what you are doing to people. He has destroyed Illinois, we would not even be in this position to fight for our rights and hire attorneys to protect us if it were not for his being a dictator and taking money and our constitutional rights away from us.

  • Mags
    Posted at 22:27h, 10 November Reply

    God Bless and God speed. Hope more and more people wake up to his evil agenda and hold him accountable for what he has done to destroy this State.

    Posted at 17:16h, 08 January Reply

    The case is docketed 2021-L-000184 in the 7th circuit, Sangamon County. According to case records, a briefing schedule and notice of hearing have been filed. Let’s find out if the status quo prevails, or if the court keeps to the briefing schedule instead.

    IMHO, JB Pritzker’s press on Mr. DeVore as being a “grifter” seems, at the very least, unprofessional.

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