A daughter cost her father 80 thousand dollars when she let the cat out of the bag following a confidential lawsuit that was ruled in 2011.
A judge ordered Patrick Snay, 69, be paid $80,000 from Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida for an age discrimination lawsuit. The caveat was that the former headmaster of that school stick to a confidentiality agreement. Apparently it was Snay’s daughter — Dana Snay — who leaked the verdict in that decision causing the award money to go back to Gulliver, HNGN reported March 1
Dana was attending Gulliver at the time of the lawsuit and she recently made a comment on Facebook regarding the case.
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” Dana Snay wrote. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
The daughter cost her father 80 thousand dollars for the visible post in which 1,200 of Dana’s Facebook friends saw. Most of them attended Gulliver with her and when attorneys of the school caught wind of the comment, they informed Patrick Snay that the confidentiality terms had been violated.
On Wednesday the verdict was reversed.
“Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do,” Judge Linda Ann Wells from the Third District Court of Appeal said. “His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”
When Gulliver did not renew Snay’s contract in 2010 after he had been headmaster for many years, Snay filed a discrimination lawsuit against the institution. A settlement was made in 2011 with Gulliver forking out $10,000 in back pay, $60,000 for attorney fees and $80,000 to Snay.
According to the report, Snay and his wife were mandated to keep “terms and existence” of said agreement confidential. Patrick Snay felt compelled to tell his daughter about the agreement because she endured “psychological scars” while attending Gulliver.
Snay is currently headmaster at Riviera Preparatory Academy in Coral Gables. He can file with the Florida Supreme Court for an appeal on this case.
This is one instance in which it may not always be a good idea to tell kids everything — especially where confidentiality is concerned. This daughter cost her father 80 thousand dollars and he undoubtedly wishes he would have just kept the whole thing a secret like he was suppose to in the first place.
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