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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been awarded some of the court costs he was seeking after defending himself in a libel case last year. (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been awarded some of the court costs he was seeking after defending himself in a libel case last year. (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford awarded partial court costs after defending libel case Add to ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been awarded some of the court costs he was seeking after defending himself in a libel case last year, according to CFRB, AM640.

Boardwalk Pub owner George Foulidis took Ford to court, accusing him of making defamatory comments during the 2010 mayoral campaign over a leasing deal Foulidis reached with the city to run the cafe.

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An Ontario judge dismissed the $6-million defamation lawsuit against Ford in December, ruling that Foulidis failed to prove the comments in question were directed at him or that they were defamatory.

The mayor was seeking $267,000 in legal costs.

But a ruling Monday says that Foulidis must pay Ford and another defendant — former council candidate Bruce Baker — close to $136,000 in court costs along with almost $10,000 in disbursements.

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