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Georgia Bar Applicants Can’t Revive Suit Over Incorrect Results

Jan. 8, 2020, 10:07 PM

Georgia law precludes negligence claims filed by applicants who were wrongly told that they failed the state’s bar exam after a computer program miscalculated their scores, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Jan. 8.

ILG Technologies LLC contracted with Georgia’s Office of Bar Admissions to develop software to facilitate the bar admissions process. But the program improperly graded the essay sections of the July 2015 and February 2016 bar exams, and erroneously informed several bar applicants that they’d failed.

Two Georgia bar applicants subsequently brought proposed class claims against ILG and its owner in the Southern District of Georgia, asserting negligence, strict...

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