Florida Sued by Technology Company Hired to Develop Site

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Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee technology company is suing Florida's education commissioner over a website intended to help students, parents and teachers master new standards.

Infinity Software Development says the Department of Education violated terms of its $20 million contract to draw up the website. The company filed its lawsuit on Monday.

The lawsuit states the company could not move ahead with the website because of delays by the department.

Jon Taylor, president of Infinity, said that his company made many attempts to resolve the dispute before heading to court.

Taylor said Infinity has been forced to lay off 17 employees and stop work with 100 contract employees.

Infinity sent a letter to the State Board of Education in September asking for a payment of at least $3.23 million to end the contract.

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