City still trying to block class-action lawsuit

The City of Saint John continues to try to block a class-action lawsuit brought by the victims of Ken Estabrooks who abused children while working as a cop and then in the works department.

The city’s lawyers filed papers in the Court of Appeal trying to overturned the decision by Justice William Grant in February to certify the suit as a class-action.  Michael Brenton confirmed he was at the Court of Appeal yesterday to argue the city’s case for leave to appeal, but wouldn’t provide details.