Back in 2010, 66-year-old Patrick Snay filed a lawsuit against Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida . . . he claimed they fired him as the headmaster because of his age.  And in November of 2011, they settled the suit.



Patrick got an $80,000 settlement.  But he also signed a confidentiality agreement saying he and his family would never talk about the lawsuit, the settlement, or how things turned out.



And they were able to handle that . . . for approximately three days.



That's when Patrick's teenage daughter Dana wrote on Facebook, quote, "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver.  Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer.  SUCK IT."



One of her 1,200 friends sent it along to Gulliver's attorneys, who said it breached the terms of the confidentiality agreement.  And an appeals court AGREED.  Last week, they THREW OUT the $80,000 settlement.



Patrick is now a headmaster at a different prep school in Florida.  His only chance of getting his settlement back is appealing to the Florida Supreme Court. 



(Miami Herald / Yahoo