Coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information in a tribunal
A judicial examination and determination of issues between parties to action; whether they need issues of law or of fact. A judicial examination, in accordance with law of the land, of a cause, either civil or criminal, of the issues between the parties, whether of law or fact, before a court that has proper jurisdiction.
Most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial
He had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty