Commenting on the ruling, Mayor Ford alleged that “it’s ridiculous. I won it fair and square,” while also highlighting that he’s “got to swallow over 100 grand.” The mayor’s legal team had previously asserted, in the beginning of the case, that Paul Magder is pursuing a political agenda. Whereas, on the contrary, Mr. Magder’s lawyers alleged that he was instead acting in public interest and declared that award of costs will discourage others from using the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act in order hold the elected officials to account. Additionally, Mr. Magder’s lawyers pointed out that the mayor was most likely going to be indemnified for his legal fees, in any case, through insurance and indemnity programs. However, the mayor repeated on Tuesday that he will not ask the city to pay his legal costs.