Sanford-Brown class action set for case management Dec. 15

Amelia Flood Dec. 9, 2009, 9:00am

A case management conference is set next week in a pending class action suit over alleged misrepresentation at a careers college.

Lead plaintiffs Jenna Lilley, Jessica Lilley, Candace Lindsey and Ashley Cunningham are suing Career Education Corp. and Sanford Brown College Inc. for allegedly misrepresenting their medical assistant program to potential students in order to benefit financially.

The conference and hearing over several pending motions is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 15.

The pending motions include a defendants' motion for protective order and a plaintiffs' motion to compel.

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is presiding.

The proposed class action is based on claims of violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, fraud, and other allegations.

The suit seeks unspecified damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney's fees and costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Corey Sullivan of St. Louis.

The defendants are represented by Randal Mullendore of St. Louis.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-113.

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