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Confidentiality promise broken? Don’t count on getting money back

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by Adam D. Boland, Esq., Ogletree Deakins, San Antonio

You may have read the recent headlines about a Facebook posting that unraveled a confidential settlement agreement between a prep school employee and the school. The employee had agreed not to talk about the settlement. Then his daughter took to Facebook to brag that the family was planning a European vacation courtesy of the prep school settlement. The father must now forfeit the money because he breached the confidentiality clause by telling his daughter and through her, the world.

The case came out of Florida. Could it happen in Texas, too?

On Facebook: SUCK IT

Patrick Snay, the former headmaster of Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, settled his lawsuit over age discrimination and retaliation under Florida state law and agreed to keep the settlement secret. However, he did tell his daughter about the settlement. She had been a student at the school.

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