$80,000 Facebook Post: Daughter's Boast Botches Father's Settlement

Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014 09:01 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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A Facebook post cost a Florida man tens of thousands of dollars last week after his daughter bragged about an $80,000 settlement her father was to receive from the preparatory school where he used to work.

In 2010, Patrick Snay, now 69, filed a suit claiming Gulliver Preparatory School did not renew his contract as headmaster because of his age and as retaliation for a situation involving his daughter, who was a student at the school at the time. He was awarded an $80,000 settlement.

But the Miami Herald reported that the settlement fell apart when Dana Snay posted to her 1,200 friends on Facebook: "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT." 

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The Third District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida threw the settlement out last week because it reportedly contained a confidentiality agreement that prohibited the parties involved from discussing the terms, and Snay breached the agreement when she bragged to her Facebook friends, many of who are current and former Gulliver students.

Patrick Snay won a Circuit Court ruling last year to enforce the deal, but Judge Linda Ann Wells overturned that decision Wednesday, after attorneys caught wind of Snay's post.

"Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do," Wells wrote in her judgment. "His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent."

According to CNN, Patrick Snay told the judge that his daughter knew about the case from the beginning and he had to tell her about its conclusion. 

"She was retaliated against at Gulliver. So she knew we were going to some sort of mediation," Patrick Snay wrote in court documents to retain the settlement. "She was very concerned about it. Because of what happened at Gulliver, she had quite a few psychological scars which forced me to put her into therapy."

"So there was a period of time that there was an unresolved enclosure for my wife and me. It was very important with her. We understood the confidentiality. So we knew what the restrictions were, yet we needed to tell her something," Snay continued, per CNN.

Dana Snay is now a student at Boston College, according to Yahoo News, and her father is serving as a headmaster at another school in suburban Miami.

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