1. Too early in the process due to insufficient information, reports or discovery
  2. Lack of full settlement authority
  3. Not sending the best client representative or client not attending
  4. Client’s expectations do not match reality of the case outcome
  5. Quitting too soon when negotiations get tough
  6. Someone engages in personal attacks
  7. Opposite interpretations of a key point of law
  8. No detailed, logical damages assessment provided to the Defendant(s)
  9. Scheduling a mediation on a mistaken assumption parties are in common settlement zone
  10. Late delivery of critical information just before the mediation