8:27 A.M. Clayton Ruby … Prime example of sleazebag lawyerism !!! …

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*MORBNOTE I ; As I get back into posting on here ( after a TERRIBLE start to the new year !!! ) … You’ll find the next few posts to be a tad behind in the ‘ current ‘ affairs of things … But I’ll catch up !!! …

Ruby$$$Lawyer Clayton Ruby says Mayor Rob Ford shouldn’t get a penny out of Toronto resident Paul Magder.

Ruby, who represented Magder in the conflict of interest lawsuit that almost dumped Ford out of office, argued the case was not frivolous and that no costs should be awarded now that the mayor has won his appeal.

“ It would be an embarrassment to the administration of justice if a government official were awarded costs against an ordinary taxpayer in a public interest case that was brought in complete good faith , particularly when the statute demands that a taxpayer — and only a taxpayer — can bring this important public issue before the courts … ” Ruby argued Monday in his latest court filing …

Ford — who won an appeal of his conflict of interest case last month — is now asking Magder to cover the more than $116,000 in legal costs that he incurred fighting to stay in office …

The mayor’s lawyer argued the costs requested were ‘ entirely reasonable ‘ because Magder asked the court for around $150,000 in costs after the initial ruling that ordered Ford out of office …

But in his submission to the court filed Monday , Ruby reveals a ‘ six-figure costs award ‘ against Magder “ would be devastating ‘ …“ ( Magder ) is a hard-working individual. He could not afford such an award ,” Ruby states … “ By contrast , (Ford) will likely be no worse off financially if he does not recover his costs ” …

* MORBNOTE II ; Seeing as how Ruby was dealing with this case ‘ pro bono ‘ , it appears to me that HE was going after the Mayor ( for his own personal reasons ) and using this Madger twit to legitimize the use of the public courts …

Since he feels so badly for Paul’s financial situation , I feel the JUST thing to do is to have Clayton pay for the Mayor’s 116 grand LAWYER’S fees to defend himself … PLUS punutive damages caused by the stress of having to deal with the running ( and RIGHTING ! ) of the country’s busiest city and have to deal with an egotistical lawyer , wasting 100’s of thousands of taxpayors’ dollars , to quibble over an unintentional slip of convoluted rules and regulations over a paltry 3,100 bucks that went toward the good of children !!! …

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via Clayton Ruby says Rob Ford shouldn't get penny out of Paul Magder | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun.

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