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In brief: ExamSoft apologizes to law students for delay in uploading bar exams

Sun., Aug. 10, 2014

A company sued in Spokane by law students alleging that it failed to provide thousands timely uploading of bar exam answers says it believes all test-takers were able to meet deadlines for submission.

“We worked with state bar examiners to extend deadlines as necessary, and as far as we are aware, no bar applicants missed their deadline as a result of the post-exam upload delay,” said Florida-based ExamSoft in a statement released Friday.

The class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Christopher Davis, a Gonzaga Law School graduate who said he experienced mental anguish after being unable to upload bar exam answers from his computer last month.

“We absolutely sympathize with the bar applicants who experienced a delay, and we again offer our sincere apologies,” the statement read. 

Kip Hill

McMorris Rodgers talks with voters Aug. 18

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will hold her annual town hall meeting on Aug. 18 at Spokane’s Lincoln Center.

The session is set for 5 to 6 p.m. at the center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., and will provide an opportunity for her to talk about work she’s doing in Washington, D.C., and listen to constituents. McMorris Rodgers also has scheduled a series of community meetings in other cities in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, which she calls “conversations with Cathy.”

The first will be at noon Monday at the American Legion Frank Starr Post 47. Others will be Aug. 19 in College Place, Aug. 20 in Dayton and Clarkston and Aug. 22 in Colfax.

Jim Camden

The body of a Post Falls businessman missing for nearly a week in Lake Coeur d’Alene was recovered Friday night, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Gary Scott “Scotty” Shawver, 57, jumped into the lake Aug. 2 to retrieve a hat that fell into the water. The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it was contacted by a local dive company about 8:30 p.m. Friday that had been diving in the Stevens Point area and found a body in 60-foot-deep water.

Friends and family members of Shawver were on the scene during the recovery.

Shawver had opened a new business, Scott Shawver’s Autobody and RV, at 2915 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls. Before that he was a longtime co-owner of Body by Scotty in Post Falls.

Staff reports


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