Mediation is a powerful tool. When managed by a capable mediator, it can shine a bright light on a dispute, illuminating for all parties the strengths and the weaknesses of their respective positions.

The dynamic nature of mediation can also create unintended hazards.

This article is about “vendor’s remorse,” a concept familiar to the residential real estate profession, but equally of concern in civil litigation, and a potential hazard of mediation.

Click here to read the full article by Jack F. Fitch. It orginally appeared in the the Winter 2006 “Delivering on the Client Service Promise” issue of LAWPRO Magazine. All past issues of LAWPRO Magazine can be found at

Categories: Civil Litigation