Daughter’s Facebook post botches dad’s $80,000 settlement deal
A Florida headmaster's daughter cost her family $80,000 when she bragged about their hefty lawsuit win in a dopey Facebook post.
Patrick Snay, 69, had a fat check coming his way after settling a 2011 age discrimination suit with the school he once headed up, Miami's Gulliver Prepatory School, the Miami Herald reported.
"Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver," she wrote. "Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT."
The message circulated among the former Gulliver student's 1,200 Facebook friends and eventually made its way back to the school, who claimed it violated the settlement's confidentiality agreement.
The state's Third District Court of Appeal agreed and threw out the discrimination ruling last week.
In her ruling, Judge Linda Ann Wells said Snay violated the settlement's terms by gabbing to his daughter about it.
"His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent," she wrote, according to the Herald.
Snay argued in court documents that he and his wife agreed to tell Dana about the settlement because she was "an intricate part" of the case and had suffered "psychological scars" as a student at Gulliver.
Dana Snay, who, according to Yahoo News, is currently a student at Boston College, was reportedly joking about traveling to Europe. Her Facebook page has been taken down.
Patrick Snay, who is now the headmaster at a different school in Coral Gables, can still appeal the ruling, the Herald reported.