Does every court case wind up getting tried by a jury?

Does every court case wind up getting tried by a jury?

No. Some cases get dismissed and never proceed to trial. Many cases are resolved somewhere along the way between the time the case was filed and the time the case is set for trial, which is referred to as a “case being settled.” Some cases get tried by a judge rather than a jury. Some cases are even settled by the agreement of the parties while the trial is actually underway but before a jury returns a verdict. In fact, recent data suggest that fewer than 2% of all court cases filed wind up being tried.