$80,000 Facebook Post: Daughter’s Post Costs Dad His Legal Settlement

March 3, 2014 Updated: March 3, 2014

A Facebook post ended up costing $80,000.

Dana Snay ruined her father’s legal settlement by bragging about the win on Facebook.

“Mama and Papa Snay won the case the case against Gulliver,” she wrote. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer.”

Dana’s father Patrick Snay, now 69, sued the Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami in 2010 after they didn’t renew his contract as headmaster.

He said that the school was discriminating against him based on age.

He added that they school was retaliating against his daughter, who was at the time a student at the school.

The school agreed to settle the case with Patrick Snay for $80,000, but the settlement agreement included a stipulation that Snay and his wife not disclose details of the settlement with anyone.

But Dana, at the time of the agreement a recent graduate of the school, posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends that the money would pay for a family vacation to Europe.

The post was seen by current and former students of the school and eventually passed to the school’s attorneys.

A judge invalidated the settlement last week and said that the post violated the confidentiality agreement.

Snay had argued that he told his daughter because she suffered “psychological scars” from her time as a student at the school. “We knew what the restrictions were, yet we needed to tell her something,” he said.

He can still appeal the ruling, reported the Daily Mail.

And he’s now the headmaster at the Riviera Preparatory School in Coral Gables, where the tuition is $20,000 a year.

Dana attends Boston College.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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