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Law school graduates nationwide were taking the bar exam. On that day, at the conclusion of the test, thousands of students found that they were unable to upload their answers. The testing software was a new program from ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., and the company said a server configuration glitch prevented the uploads. Five of the students are suing. “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,” the lawsuit says. “It is hard to imagine anything more basic in an exam than being able to turn it in for grading.” Many of the students also vented on Twitter and Facebook, with the hashtag #barmageddon being the most popular. (MS/AP) ...While civilians noted it with the hashtag #WeSawLawsuitsComingFromAMileAway.
Original Publication Date: 31 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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