Libel suit against Rob Ford dismissed

George Foulidi sued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for libel after Ford said the city's deal with the pub...

George Foulidi sued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for libel after Ford said the city's deal with the pub is "corrupt" and "stinks to high heaven." The suit has been dismissed. (JOE WARMINGTON/CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency files)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:00 PM ET

TORONTO — A $6-million libel lawsuit against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been dismissed.

In a decision from Justice John Macdonald released Thursday, the judge said lawyers for Boardwalk Cafe owner George Foulidis failed to prove that comments Ford made alleging corruption damaged Foulidis's reputation.

Macdonald said Foulidis's lawyers failed to prove the words Ford spoke during a Toronto Sun editorial board meeting referred to the businessman and were defamatory.


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