ExamSoft July 2014 Bar Exam Technical Issues – Class Action Lawsuit

On August 5, 2014, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP filed a class action lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois on behalf of people who used ExamSoft during the July 2014 Bar Exam. ExamSoft is a computer program, used in 42 different jurisdictions, that allows test takers to securely type the essay portion of the Bar Exam on their computers. Test takers pay an additional fee to use ExamSoft during the Bar Exam.

According to the complaint, ExamSoft experienced a massive technical failure and/or software glitch during the July 2014 Bar Exam, which prevented test takers from being able to upload their answers on to ExamSoft’s servers. The complaint alleges that instead of relaxing, doing a last minute review or going to bed early on the night before the second day of the Bar Exam, many bar applicants were stuck dealing with ExamSoft’s technical glitch.

On October 9, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an order granting final approval to a class action settlement reached with ExamSoft. The lawsuit alleged that ExamSoft’s SofTest Software, which was used by some test takers for the written portion of the July 2014 Bar Exam, failed to properly function. Settlement Class Members who submit timely valid claims are be eligible to receive up to $90.00. In the event that the total amount of Approved Claims exceeds $2.1 million, these amounts will be paid on a pro rata basis. Settlement Class members still have until November 23, 2015 to submit claims. The final approval order can be accessed below. Additional information about the lawsuit can obtained at the settlement website: http://www.examsoftsettlement.com/

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