Brian Berger will have to pay his own legal fees in the appeal of his removal from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
Berger won that appeal and was reinstated to the board earlier this month.
Berger's attorney asked the court to have New Hanover County pay all of his legal bills.
New Hanover County officials responded by asking that Berger pay for the county's court costs.
Now, the jjudge has ruled Berger and New Hanover County will each have to pay their own way.