I made a tactical mistake today.

I played an aggressive hand based on a mistake of law. Shit. I thought I could play a card I don't have.

It only meant that we failed to settle, and rhe nuclear option I had in mind to subvert the thing won’t work. The client is no worse off than he was yesterday - he has a lawsuit without a settlement. But they will be pissed that the plan has no hope of success, and we are going to have to negotiate on terms we don’t like.

But I hate being wrong, and I hate making mistakes. I am usually good at solving problems, but everything I have tried in this scenario has failed. It doesn't happen to me often, but here it is. It hurts. I want to help this guy, and I want to have an answer.  There just might not be one.