Paul Magder took Mayor Rob Ford to court over what Magder felt was a conflict of interest on the part of the Mayor.
He immediately filed for costs against Ford.
THEN Mayor Ford appealed the decision and he won.
Mayor Ford immediately filed for costs against Magder.
Magder's lawyer says his client shouldn't have to pay as he was only doing his civil duty in questioning government.
So, using this argument, SPIRG was only doing their civil duty in questioning their government and should NOT HAVE TO PAY.