A class action suit against Sanford Brown colleges and their owner is set for case management before a new judge on Wednesday.

The class action, brought by lead plaintiffs Jenna Lilley, Jessica Lilley, Candace Lindsey and Ashley Cunningham, will be overseen by Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.

Stack took over the case from Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder due to the shifting of the asbestos docket.

The case management conference is set for 9 a.m.

Lilley and the other named lead plaintiffs allege that Career Education Corp. and Sanford Brown College Inc. allegedly misrepresented their medical assistants program in order to enroll paying students.

A similar class action against Sanford Brown also is pending in Missouri.

The Madison County suit alleges breaches of the state's consumer fraud statutes and other claims.

It seeks unspecified damages, attorney's fees and other relief.

The suit has not yet moved to the class certification stage and there has been little activity indicated in the case filings.

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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