Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hewlett Packard Threatens Lawsuit Over BlueWare Debt: Ellis Stands Firm

TITUSVILLE, Florida – Hewlett-Packard Financial Services has warned Brevard County Clerk of the Courts Scott Ellis in a letter from their attorney that they will “file a lawsuit” to recover funds regarding the Clerk’s office digitizing contract with BlueWare, Inc.

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.

 

 

 

 

15 comments:

  1. Stand Strong, Scott Ellis! We don't need Needelman's wrongful dealings hogtying us. We need to be free from his vile deeds.

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  2. How about a claim on the insurance policy so we can add insurance fraud to all of this.

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  3. How about they said there would be 1.5 million documents scanned and they have not done that yet - Blueware defaulted on the contract so HP needs to go after them and leave the county alone. If they want to sue the county then go after Mitch - he is the one who signed the contract.

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  4. I am a little rusty on my state law but if I remember correctly the clerk of the court is the only elected position that is able to sign a contract with a no bid method. The caveat to all of it is that same position becomes personally laible for any contracts that are signed. Sounds like HP needs to go after Mitch. Let's see if Matt and Rose will be standing behind him then. I haven't seen any of them at the yacht club lately - they must have found a new place to hide.

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  5. The Clerk cannot lawfully borrow money. If the Clerk could borrow money they could lose an election, borrow all kinds of money and distribute it to friends, and leave the new Clerk holding the bag.

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  6. Does anyone even know where Mitch is located these days? I am sure if HP wants to go to court he is going to be their star witness. I can imagine the first question by Mr. Ellis's attorney - Mr. Needleman do you think it would have been important to tell HP that you lost the election and the contract you are signing is illegal? Mitch's response - is that important fact or is this another conspiracy theory? Judge - OK this hearingis over - Mitch go directly to jail and do not pass go - bailiff please get Ms. Harr in the court room so we can hear her side of the story - Bailiff - your honor Ms Harr said she cannot make it in right now she is in the lobby and sees that we need a new carpet in the reception area and she is forming a company called Blue Carpet and wants us to buy the carpet from us. Judge - Does she know anything about carpet? Bailiff - I asked that same question and her response was the usual - is that a requirement, I thought you all just gave money away in this county???

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  7. Needelman, a star witness? No way. HP would likely have to name MN and Harr as co-Defendants or their case goes nowhere, and that band of thieves won’t be talking while an FDLE investigation is under way.

    A lawsuit would mean we finally get to do some discovery. Open those books on this whole scam, and I’m sure Scott has plans for Admissions and Depositions locked and loaded. Bring it on HP!

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  8. Comment to Scott...Isn't that what happened? Mitch borrowed money and gave it to Rose and Matt?

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  9. Mitch signed off on a deal brokered by Bluegem with HP. The Clerk's Office signed an unlawful $6.1 million promissory note and the money went to Bluegem, never touching the Clerk's Office.

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  10. "payment for certain software provided to the Clerk’s office, which has been and continues to be used by the Clerk."

    What "software? Continues to use what?

    Is that what the Chunky Tiger is telling HP? or that BlueScam provided something that is in use today?

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  11. As a former Michigan BlueWhatever employee, this has all been intriguing to watch. I very well remember the day Rose returned from her first Florida trip and bragged about the new contracts and all the money....while we were all wondering how she would make payroll that week. I was hired and 'Laid off' in a three month period, ending March 2012 just after the move was announced. So many people were let go in Michigan to fund this adventure, all while Rose and kids jetted to FL and the UK and back again. Showing pictures of her wonderful new place...paid for by you of course. I learned the term Vaporware only after I was hired by BlueWare, lol! They were masters of it. Rose is literally the most unstable, frightening person; I think she is a true sociopath. You should also ask how she gets away with all of the UK trips, she made all of us lie about why we were entering the UK on work trips. We were always there to visit good old Barry Geaney, an old family friend! There is sooooo much bitterness and hate I'd love to spew, but it won't do any good. I just hope when the lawsuit moves forward, that they think to subpoena Michigan employees who might have been hired at the beginning of this process, most heard way too much for Rose's comfort.

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  12. I certainly hope someone will be smart enough to question Michigan BlueWare employees let go or excuse me "Laid Off" around the time this all began. Rose came back from Florida in February to brag it up and had a payment of some sort by late February and a committment. Moving began immediately for her and her family. I think this started a bit earler than most people realize.

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  13. Some of us former Michigan BW employees have been interviewed by FLPD.

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  14. I worked for BlueWare in Florida for 4 Month and it was like Saturday Night Live.......What a Scam.

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  15. I worked for BlueWare in Florida for 4 Month and it was like Saturday Night Live.......What a Scam.

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