Update by user Mar 23
Hey guys I thought I'd let you know that I found a solution out for all of us I was able to get my brown mackie loans and student loan debt dissolved through the Department of Education! So in the meantime I'm going to go through this email list and try to start getting ahold of everyone I know it's tax time and a lot of you are getting your wages garnished or refund taking so my wife and I will try to start contacting people and giving you the steps needed to get your Brown Mackie Student Loans forgiven!
Still working on the lawsuit to be honest it looks ugly. When we signed up for the school we signed an arbitration agreement basically saying we can't sue them which makes it pretty difficult.
Does anyone have the contract they signed for Brown Mackie by any chance if so email it to me. Take care I'll be in touch
Update by user Apr 07, 2017
Ok here is an update. Attorney Tom connick is no longer handling the case.
I need to find a new attorney. I have hundreds of you in the class with your information so if any of you are able to find an attorney please contact me and we can all go together. also if you are having trouble with your student loans are taxes there is a form that the IRS will send you that you can fill out that states you feel your degree is not usable in which case they will refund your student loans call the IRS it will send you the form and inform them of your situation.
In the meantime please continue to contact me with your situation include your campus and contact information. I still receive them and I have hundreds if there is any of you who have found an attorney who is willing to take the case please titled the email "FOUND ATTORNEY" Thank you Ryan B
Update by user Nov 15, 2016
Sorry guys i had some things come up in my life that required all of my attention for the past year or so, I am writing to let you know that i am still getting your emails and your information is filed. With the federal Goverment having recently sued BM and won and there closures this definitely changes the dynamic of things.
Tom Connick thee attorney out of Cleveland is no longer accepting applicants to the case. But there are still so many of you. I know at least one individual has gotten their own attorney and won.
I have to sift through the emails which are a ton!
Continue to send me your information *AND DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SITUATION*
some people send me their story with no contact info or just their contact info and no story there are way to many people in my inbox to be sifting through all that..
which brings me to my next question, is there anyone else who might be willing to help me sift through this people who have filing expertise,clerical experience etc.
i have alot of contacts in legal so i got that part covered but i could use some help with going through case by case.
keep sending me your stories Ryan.Brassard@yahoo.com i get them all
Update by user Jan 16, 2015
Ok were getting started i have to get in touch with some particular people that the attorney wants to speak to personally and then everyone and then we file.
Update by user Sep 13, 2014
I am still receiving your emails, I'm sure you know in order to be a class action suit we have to have a class. I believe we are close to reaching that point.
I am going to be requesting help from some of the people soon, And update Our attorney accordingly.
Please continue to email me. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR CAMPUS, YOUR SITUATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION**** if you do not include this information their is nothing i can do to help you.
Update by user Nov 25, 2013
I'm updating you all letting you know that I am still receiving your emails. Please continue to send me your emails with your contact information and a description of your situation. I have received that wasn't a female and the more clients we have the better off we are. Please continue send your email also I'm going to be meeting with our attorney before the holidays to discuss when we will be moving forward. I have not forgotten about you and we will get your money back. I will try to get in contact would you guys be an email before the end of the year.
Update by user Mar 11, 2013
I am still receiving emails from all of you and want to thank you. There are so many of us that have been taken advantage of and i want to let you know i have not forgotten and am still working with our attorney and formulating plans on how to proceed.
given the volume of emails and information that pours in weekly there is a mountain of information to review also the emails we receive are from all over the nation and require the assistance of multiple firms in different states. More recently i have been contact by a few employees who have offered their assistance in bringing justice to the individuals and families who have been taken advantage of. Please continue to send me emails * WITH CONTACT INFORMATION, AND A "DETAILED" DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SITUATION* I would also like to remind you that this is not going to be an overnight process and is going to a considerable amount of time before this case is filed. I have received information from former dean's, directors of admissions, financial aid advisors,professors, and other employees as well as many students.
I have not forgotten about any of you and continue to work to help all of us in getting compensation for our time wasted, or money spent, and for being taken advantage of and used.
Please continue to send me your information given the amount of emails received i am not able to reply to all of you individually but your information is stored and forwarded to the attorneys office for review. Thank you i will continue to update as we move forward.
Update by user Jun 28, 2012
Many of you have commented on this thread. Thank you this offers hope to the thousands of individual\'s and families, that have been robbed of there time, finances, and education.
Please continue to post your comments, and updates so others will know they are not alone. AFTER YOUR POST EMAIL YOUR DESCRIPTION, AND CAMPUS INFORMATION. This is the easiest way for me to process the massive amount of emails i receive daily.
IF YOU DO NOT EMAIL ME PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR DESCRIPTION. I will review your posts whenever possible and contact you via email with confidential updates, and conference times, contact information, and if needed request further documentation.
Update by user Jun 28, 2012
I am in the process of setting up a conference with our attorney in a central location, Where all potential clients may have the opportunity to meet myself and the attorney representing us in this case. This will give us all the opportunity to submit our information personally and provide detailed deposition\'s of our situation in person. Please continue to email me your campus information and a detailed description of your situation so that i may forward it to our attorney. i will keep you posted on the status of this conference.
You are not alone
Update by user Jun 28, 2012
Sorry it has been so long since i have updated. This support we have received from all around the united states has been over whelming. We are postponing the suite temporary due to the constant additions to our case. We have everything prepared and are ready to file when necessary. Please continue to contact me via email through Ryan.Brassard@yahoo.com. Please provide Campus information and a detailed description of your incident. Although i might not respond immediately your letters please note that they are immediately forwarded to our para-legal assigned to handle the case.
Very Truly Yours
Update by user Mar 30, 2012
* Quick update * Tom Connick is now our attorney The support for this suite continues to pour in so we are delaying it, in order to accommodate new arrivals. Our magic number is 5,000. I have not forgotten about you and i am working diligently to make sure our case is bullet proof. Please continue to contact me, I will update further in detail when i have the time.
Very Truly Yours
Update by user Feb 16, 2012
UPDATE: Today is the day i have traveled to Cleveland, OH to meet with Mr. Connick.
I will meet with him at 10:00 a.m. Est. There are some of you that i still need contact information from. There is still more time if you wish to join.
Please send your contact information to me at Ryan.Brassard@yahoo.com. Also this lawsuit is open to any individual in any state.
Now is the time for your voice to be heard. I will update you all via email some time this week.
Update by user Feb 08, 2012
Thank You all! I will be Heading to Cleveland, Ohio to meet
Mr. Connick On Thursday, February, 16th. Thank you for responding to this Class action. I have had many people interested. I have a feeling the end of February filing date may take a little longer due to the large turnout. It\'s not over yet!! So anyone who want\'s to join let me know. Thank you for your patience.
Very truly yours
Update by user Jan 27, 2012
Thank You for your interest in this lawsuit. I have found an attorney who is interested in the case and intends to file in February. I will need those detailed description\'s of your situations with Brown Mackie ASAP. Also as much contact information as you feel comfortable giving out so that he may contact you. I haven\'t forgot any of you and this is a big step we will all take together. Here is the letter from (if you so choose) our attorney. I will be a representative for all of you ( The Class Representative, in Class Action ) through the court process. Please get back with me immediately. Or Thomas J. Connick, Let him know you are contacting him in on behalf of Ryan Brassard about the Claims Against Brown-Mackie. firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27, 2012
VIA EMAIL: email@example.com
Attention: Ryan Brassard
Re: In re Claims Against Brown-Mackie
As a follow-up to our telephone conversation a few weeks ago, I would like to get together with you and your group of current and/or former Brown-Mackie students that have expressed an interest in joining the class action lawsuit I will be filing shortly.
In that regard, I will need a list of the names of those interested in joining the suit, their addresses and preferably email addresses. I will also need a copy of the agreement they signed with Brown-Mackie. And, finally, I will need a brief synopsis of what their experience was with Brown-Mackie.
I am also still very interested in speaking with any of those contacts at Brown-Mackie that you identified in our conversation.
It is my desire to get this matter filed within the next month. Please advise if you and your colleagues are still interested, and if so, please forward me the above requested information.
Very truly Yours,
/s/ Thomas Connick
Thomas J. Connick
Update by user Jan 19, 2012
I have been in contact with several attorneys. One attorney in particular sounds promising. He would like to file by the end of February. I am in the process of getting his information sent out to everyone. I need anyone who is interested in joining to send me an in depth description of there experience with Brown Mackie, and contact information to my email. Ryan.Brassard@yahoo.com so that i may forward it to the attorney. I will update everyone as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience i have not forgotten.
Very Truly Yours
Original review posted by user Nov 20, 2011
Hello my name is Ryan Brassard i was a student at Brown Mackie for 3 years. You are not the only one who has been duped by this school and there practices. I left Brown Mackie 6 months ago and am currently organizing a class action lawsuit. I am going to schedule an appointment with my friend and attorney on Monday. I have talked to several former students and they are also willing to join. I knew many people in the school who were taken advantage of being an accreditation issue, Mismanagement of funds, or giving students A's on failed reports so they can keep the "minimum students required" in there class so the school may receive funding, and status. I could go on and on. I intend to go to the campus where i am always warmly welcomed and talk to some students and get some papers put out under the radar at the school so many other victims may have the opportunity for there voice to be heard. i will gladly go into detail if you are interested. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
You are not alone
Monetary Loss: $35.