Wow, check out this news blip. How many times have I said in front of a group that you can do everything right as a Realtor and still get sued?! If this were me, I'd probably defend myself instead of settling like the HOA (see linked story) but since it's not you or me, how about we let it serve as a reminder that with great risk, great reward should come. This is just one of the many reasons you are worth your full commission and if you don't know how to earn what you feel you're worth, get in touch with me so you can learn.
Last year I had a group of students who were going out and proving to sellers that they were worth 8% and brought in many listings under those terms. They are still doing it today. So in the end, I don't care what amount your fee is (I'm not advocating for any one amount or percentage listing fee) but I am advocating that once you decide what a "full commission" means to you, that you stick to it and learn how to prove you're worth it.