It is my understanding that Mayor Close has the towns “Lawyers”, you know that group that some call bottom feeders from Guelph, coming to town today to speak to Council about the Rhonda’s RRSP, I mean law suit.
The firm itself is a very learned group, that are in the $300 to $650 per hour range.
Now if we think about this, Guelph is a three hour drive each way, and then say we add 1 hour for his actual talk to council, now add in the councilors time, the Clerk and of Rhonda and lets say we pay them a mean average of sy $30 for the meeting plus Rhonda at $100 per hour, this little meeting cost us tax payers somewhere in the area of $6,000.
If we now total the legal fees for the defendants, I believe are somewhere in the $5,000 each so that is time 5, we are now at some thing in the order of $50,000 spent, which will ultimately be paid by the taxpayers of this fine town.
The Statement of Defense filed by Bruce on The Bruce is some 600 pages of material with Exhibits. The Lawyers for the town will have to review each page at say 1/4 hour per page. Thats roughly $150.00 per page times 600 equates to $90,000.
Now lets deal with the Counter Claim. Bruce on the Bruce is Counter Claiming for approximately $250,000. This will require a statement of Defence to be prepared and filed say 20 hours, another $12,000.00.
Assuming we get there there will be Examinations. Say another 80 to 100 hour for each side say $150,000.
We haven’t dealt with any motions or got to Court yet and we are already pushing a million.
Aren’t you proud of your elected representative???!!!
Be sure to let them know!