In the past Ellis has said he would not pay the note. Ellis added on Friday, “I am looking forward to the lawsuit and we shall govern ourselves accordingly!”In part the letter from Berger Singerman law firm says, “As you know, on October 23, 2012, the Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court (the “Clerk”) executed Promissory Note number 479236750100001 (the “Note”) in the amount of $6,100, 000.00 payable to HPFS representing payment for certain software provided to the Clerk’s office, which has been and continues to be used by the Clerk. As you know, no payment has been made to HPFS on this obligation since December 2012 and the Note is now in default. (Another payment of $110,776.00 is due on March 26, 2013.)
The letter further says that the loan is in arrears of $332,328.00 and to be current the Clerk’s office should pay $443,104.00 by March 26. (See entire letter below.)Former Clerk Mitch Needelman originally hired BlueWare in the summer of 2012 with an $8.5 million contract to scan court documents. Needelman changed the deal in October 2012 by borrowing $6.1 million from Hewlett-Packard and paying BlueWare in full.
BlueWare has repeatedly refused comment on the scope of work completed so far. They have said that their goal was to have 1.5 million documents scanned by December 2012.