TORONTO ó Mayor Rob Ford walked away from his conflict of interest case with more than $116,000 plus HST in legal costs and now he wants the man who took him to court to foot the bill.
The mayor won an appeal of the case that threatened to throw him out of office last month. Toronto resident Paul Magder, who was represented by high-profile lawyer Clayton Ruby, brought the case against Ford.
Ford lawyer Alan Lenczner submitted the costs to the divisional court last week.
According to the factum obtained by QMI Agency, Ford's legal team logged around $107,070 worth of hours plus $8,974 in costs to prepare for the case, including photocopying, telephone charges and courier service.
Lenczner argues the costs requested are "entirely reasonable" given the fact Ruby submitted a bill on behalf of Magder following the first trial for $125,850 for fees and $7,554.03 for disbursements plus HST.