come to trial


: to be presented at a formal meeting in a court so that a decision can be made according to the law based on evidence presented to a judge and often a jury
The case never came to trial.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fox faces a second defamation lawsuit with Smartmatic, another voting-technology firm, that is likely to come to trial in 2025. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 9 May 2023 The case is set to come to trial on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 26 Jan. 2022 The Oklahoma case was the first state lawsuit against an opioids manufacturer to come to trial. New York Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Nearly two years after Duncan was charged with stalking and threats of violence — both felonies — and a gross misdemeanor charge of misconduct of a public employee, his case still hasn't come to trial. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020 The case has not yet come to trial. Reuters, NBC News, 5 Dec. 2022 That case had not come to trial before the June incident. Suzanne Baker, Chicago Tribune, 15 Aug. 2022 Her attorney in Russia, Alexander Boikov, told The Associated Press that her case could come to trial soon. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 13 May 2022 The case is expected to come to trial on Feb. 15 and 16. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Come to trial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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