“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
With this post to Facebook, Dana Snay, a Miami teenager, cost her family $80,000 plus attorneys’ fees by violating a confidentiality agreement attached to a legal settlement.
In 2010, Patrick Snay, Dana’s father, was fired from Gulliver Prep, a private high school in Miami, where he served as headmaster. Snay sued Gulliver Prep, alleging age discrimination and administrative retaliation against Dana, who was a student at the school. Patrick Snay settled his lawsuit with Gulliver for $80,000 plus attorneys’ fees, with a clause of confidentiality. He subsequently told his daughter about the confidential settlement, which led to the Facebook post.
The post to Dana Snay’s 1,200 Facebook friends, including many students attending Gulliver Prep, was quickly discovered by attorneys for the school. A Florida judge ruled that Patrick Snay violated the confidential settlement agreement, thereby nullifying the settlement agreement.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker advises its clients regularly to refrain from posting information about their cases on social media, solely to avoid situations similar to the Snay case. Inflammatory social media posts can be introduced as evidence by insurance companies or other defendants, who can sometimes attempt to use the posts as justification to reduce settlement offers or contest liability.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, experienced workplace discrimination, or have suffered a workplace injury, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.