1. Rob Ford is asking for a stay (temporary suspension) of the ruling that he must leave office in 14 days, by December 10.
2. His request for a stay will be heard December 5.
3. If it's granted Ford will remain in office until his appeal of the conflict of interest verdict is decided.
4. If a stay is denied Ford will have to step down by December 10.
5. Ford's appeal will be heard sometime after January 7.
6. It's unclear how long the appeal decision might take. A judge can decide a) to uphold Justice Hackland's ruling b) to order a change in the law or c) to order a new trial. In the last two scenarios, Ford remains in office.
7. If Ford's appeal is rejected council then has 60 days to decide if it wants to appoint an interim mayor or hold a by-election to elect a new mayor to complete the term until 2014.
8. If council decides on a by-election Ford will not be allowed to run, according to a city lawyer's interpretation of Justice Hackland's ruling, although he may enter the new race in 2014.