Frequently Asked Questions: Litigation
What happens after discovery?
If there are no disputed facts, a party may move for summary judgment (a request that the court resolve the matter based on the paperwork submitted without having to proceed to a trial). If there are disputed facts, the parties might try to resolve the matter through informal settlement negations; through mediation (a process in which a neutral person attempts to facilitate a settlement); or through arbitration (a process in which a neutral person renders a binding decision). Should the parties be unable to settle or resolve the case, it will ultimately be decided at a trial.