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Teen’s Facebook Post Costs Dad $80K Settlement

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A post on Facebook has cost a Miami teenager’s father an $80,000 legal settlement.

The father sued Miami’s Gulliver Preparatory School for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster.

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.

The Snays’ daughter, a recent graduate of the school, posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends that the money would pay for a family vacation to Europe.

“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.”

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

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