You may have heard the old adage, “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Well according to USA Today, a daughter’s ill-conceived boastful post cost her dad an $80, 000 lawsuit settlement. So instead of being seen and not heard this daughter of Patrick Snay, who had sued the Miami, Florida Gulliver Preparatory School for age discrimination is now possibly regretting he informed his loose-lipped daughter Dana about the pending windfall.
It seems that Dana had recently graduated from the school where her dad had worked and apparently showed no restraint in posting her dad’s good fortune on her Facebook page. She bragged, “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT,” reported USA Today.
The only problem with the untimely social media post is that the details of the settlement were supposed to remain absolutely secret. This obviously meant no one should be privy to the details including his daughter and certainly not the entire social media network she was connected to.
While the dad was trying to wrap his head around how to tell his daughter about the settlement he made the unfortunate decision to clue her in, because she had been an alleged target by the school’s actions. Well, that momentary slip of propriety has resulted in an $80,000 loss for him, despite his appeals.
In fact the court agreed with the school which defended their decision to cut the money cord before the payout. The court ruled, “Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do, and his daughter his daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent,” according to USA Today.
So the moral of the story can possibly be, don’t plan the trip unless the money is in the bank.
Copyright © 2014 Kevin Fobbs. If you like this article you can subscribe above to receive email updates whenever Kevin Fobbs publishes on Examiner.com.