Law students file lawsuit over failed software

08/13/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Oregon – Several law school students in various states have filed lawsuits over botched software, designed for them to upload their answers to state-administered tests. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), thousands of third-year law students who attempted to use software purchased from Florida-based ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. in late July, took action after finding themselves being unable to do so.

A number of students in Northern California, Eastern Washington and Illinois are seeking class action status for their complaint about the test and are seeking other students who have been allegedly harmed by the upload errors.

As stated in a lawsuit filed in Washington state, “On the long list of things about which exam takers should be worried, wondering whether they will be able to turn in their exams for grading should be at the very bottom…It is hard to imagine anything more basic in an exam than being able to turn it in for grading.”

The company has not commented on the litigation, but has suggested that the problem is linked to a server configuration issue.

ExamSoft marketing vice president Ken Knotts is quoted as releasing the statement to the AP, “We can confirm that this was not simply a matter of the large volume associated with the July 2014 exam…In fact, we have handled greater volumes of exam uploads in the past.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Oregon Legal News

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