Angry Bar Candidates Sue Over Exam Software Problems

Less than a week after a software glitch sent bar-examination takers scrambling to upload their answers, disgruntled law graduates have filed two class actions against the company that provided the testing software, the National Law Journal reports. Bar examiners use ExamSoft’s software to manage delivery of their tests to candidates who use computers. Test takers pay between $100 and $150 to download the software, which allows them to upload the written portions of their tests for grading, according to the complaints. On July 29, many encountered a glitch that held up their answers for many hours. A number of jurisdictions extended their submission deadlines, but some test takers were left frustrated and rattled. The suits seek compensation for the emotional distress test takers suffered as they waited to find out whether their exam answers had uploaded properly. Download the story.

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