Students seek to amend Sanford Brown class action

Amelia Flood Sep. 20, 2010, 7:10am


Four women who claim Sanford Brown College falsely promised them their medical assistants programs would lead to employment are asking to add new claims to their suit.

Plaintiffs Jenna and Jessica Lilley, Candace Lindsey and Ashley Cunningham propose to lead a class of fellow students against Career Education Corp. and Sanford Brown College.

The plaintiffs contend in their Aug. 25 motion to amend their first amended complaint that new facts have come to light and that a second amended complaint against the defendants will assist the court in eventually deciding whether or not to certify the 2008 class action.

The case is set for case management in October.

In the proposed second amended complaint, the plaintiffs argue the defendants fraudulently advertised their medical assistant program and misled students in order to benefit financially.

The second amended complaint lists claims under the state's Private Business and Vocational Schools Act, the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, and common law fraud.

The suit seeks unspecified compensatory damages, attorney's fees and costs, and other relief.

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

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

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack presides.

The suit was previously part of Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's docket.

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

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