The parties begin by exchanging legal documents that lay out their points-of-view. A judge will then order both parties to appear in court in person. In no-win situations, the judge will often give an interim judgement while court is in session, and the parties may try to reach an amicable settlement. Unfortunately, the judge may not reach a swift decision in cases that are particularly complicated. Such cases can be referred to a higher court, such as the Supreme Court.