06/11/2013 08:06 EDT | Updated 08/11/2013 05:12 EDT

Rob Ford Awarded Some Court Costs From Libel Case

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been awarded some of the court costs he was seeking after defending himself in a libel case last year.

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.

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.

(CFRB, AM640, The Canadian Press)

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