Daughter's Boasting on Facebook Causes Dad to Lose $80,000 Lawsuit

Daughter's Boasting on Facebook Causes Dad to Lose $80,000 LawsuitParents, this may be a good time to have a talk with your teenagers about not divulging too much on Facebook.
The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out an $80,000 discrimination settlement Wednesday between Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami-Dade county, and its former headmaster Patrick Snay.
The court ruled that Snay and his daughter breached the terms of a confidential agreement when the daughter bragged about the deal on Facebook.
Gulliver settled the case in November of 2011 and agreed to pay checks of $10,000 in back wages, another $60,000 to Snay’s attorneys, and an $80,000 settlement to Snay.
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” Dana Snay posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends days later. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
The post was seen by Gulliver students and was relayed to the school’s attorneys, who told the Snays they’d violated the deal.
Patrick Snay last year won a Circuit Court ruling to enforce the deal, but Judge Linda Ann Wells overturned that decision Wednesday.
“Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do,” Wells wrote. “His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”
The 2010 case was initiated when Gulliver refused to renew Snay’s contract following years of employment. Snay, now 69, claimed age discrimination and retaliation that involved his daughter, a student at the school.
It’s unlikely that just confiding in his daughter would have jeopardized the settlement. But having just graduated from Gulliver, the daughter made the mistake of taking to social media to boast.
The European vacation was just a joke.

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