Category Archives: Confidentiality

Information about confidentiality, including about settlements or meetings with attorneys

The Reality of the Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident

This past June, the nation was taken over by the news that Tracy Morgan, the hilariously funny comedian from NBC’s 30 ROCK, was involved in a horrific crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7th. Stories from every single media outlet reported that a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck a limo transporting Tracy Morgan and some of his friends, unfortunately passenger James McNair passed away. This collision caused an immediate investigation into the grueling world of tractor-trailer drivers and the somewhat relaxed regulations on tractor-trailers. (You can read our previous blog post about the trucking industry regulations here) As expected attorneys for Tracy Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart in July. We are just now learning about the sad reality many involved in an auto accident face when there are no longer cameras and media outlets reporting on an accident. The reality that insurance companies will…
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Facebook Post Costs Family Settlement Money

Breach of Confidentiality Agreement Costs Family Settlement Money In an odd twist of events, a Facebook post ended up costing a family $80,000 from a prior settlement. A case from Coral Gables made national headlines when a Plaintiff’s daughter posted on Facebook the regarding a confidential settlement. Patrick Snay was the former head at Gulliver Preparatory School in Coral Gables, Florida. In 2010, his contract was not renewed and he filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the school. That case settled in November 2011 for $80,000 in return for a confidentiality agreement. Four days after the agreement was signed, Mr. Snay’s daughter posted: “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.” That Facebook post made its way back to the Gulliver attorneys, and they enforced the confidentiality clause and revoked the settlement. Over the past…
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