Cases filed as class actions are most often resolved by settlement. The 2019 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey reports that settlement rates for class actions continue to rise, up to 73.1% in 2018 from 70.8% the previous year. More than half of settlements typically occur before a class certification. Thirty-nine percent of matters filed as class actions are settled on an individual basis. Only 2% of cases filed as class actions go to trial.