A class action suit against Sanford Brown College and its owner is set for case management Feb. 24.

The plaintiffs in the class action, Jenna and Jessica Lilley, Ashley Cunningham and Candance Lindsay, allege that the college and its owner, Career Education Corp., misrepresented its programs to potential students.

A similar class action has also been filed against Sanford Brown in Missouri.

The case management conference is set to begin at 9 a.m.

The plaintiffs claim that they were misled by Sanford Brown staff into enrolling in a medical assistants program. They claim they believed it would lead to a registered nursing program and career.

After discovering what the plaintiffs claim to have been fraud on the part of the college, they were still forced to pay tuition to the school.

The four lead plaintiffs in the Illinois case are suing on claims of unjust enrichment, violation of the state's consumer fraud act, and other claims.

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

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is presiding.

The plaintiffs and proposed class are represented by Corey Sullivan of St. Louis.

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

A previous case management conference set Dec. 15, 2009 was canceled by agreement of the parties.

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

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