Costly class-action suit

A class action lawsuit involving former city employee and convicted child abuser Kenneth Estabrooks could end up costing the city $26 million.
That was the estimate Halifax lawyer John McKiggan presented to Court of Queen’s bench at a hearing this week, according to the Telegraph-Journal.

The class action received the go-ahead from Justice William Grant last month. 115 potential claimants are seeking damages from the city because it kept Kenneth Estabrooks on the city payroll after he admitted to sexually assaulting two teens between 1953 and 1975. He was just transferred from the police department to city works department.