The answer is maybe, depending on the case, and depending on what happens during the life of the case. There are statutes that require a thing called arbitration, by a neutral arbitrator. If that happens, then there’s a hearing, with a neutral arbitrator who decides the case. There’s mediation, which is a settlement conference. Many cases settle it in mediation. If the case is not arbitrated, the case is not settled at mediation, or settled at some other point in time, then the case should and will be tried, either to a judge or to a jury, depending on the selection of the parties.