When Patrick Snay sued Gulliver Schools after it declined to renew his contract, the age-discrimination and retailiation settlement was awarded to Mr. Snay in the amount of $80,000. However, four days after the agreement, the daughter of Mr. Snay made a Facebook comment: "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT."
The Facebook comment constituted a breach of the confidentiality terms of the settlement, violating a non-disclosure clause. Consequently Gulliver Schools was no longer obligated to pay Mr. Snay. Florida's Third District Court of Appeal agreed, reversing the lower court ruling from last year.