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Law Students Sue Over Botched Bar Exam

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Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states including Washington state could not upload their test answers online. Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states including Washington state could not upload their test answers online.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- Some are calling it Barmageddon others are calling it ExamSoftGate when thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states including Washington state could not upload their test answers online.

The designers of the bar exam software said they had compatibility issues between their hardware and servers, and their program was overloaded by the number of students.

The students are now filing lawsuits in California, Illinois and Washington State, and their attorneys are seeking to make the cases into a class-action suit against the software company, ExamSoft.

So far, no one knows whether students failed the bar because of the upload errors.

Staff at the test company would not discuss whether it conducted any dry runs before the exam, and if they did, what the results of those tests showed.  They also would not say if they knew how many students the new software could handle at a time.

The lawsuits claim ExamSoft committed a breach of contract and was negligent in its duties.  So far 15 states are extending their deadlines for students to take the bar exam.
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