Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail.
A statement of claim submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor and two others were behind an assault at a Toronto jail which took place in March 2012.
The suit also names Ontario's Ministry of Correctional Services, which is responsible for the province's jails.
Ford's lawyer has confirmed that the mayor was named in a statement of claim submitted by MacIntyre.
MacIntyre used to be in a relationship with Ford's sister Kathy.
None of the lawsuit's claims have been proven in court.