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Nicollette Sheridan scores new ‘Desperate Housewives’ trial against ABC

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Nicollette Sheridan is no quitter. The former “Desperate Housewives” star has scored another trial in her wrongful termination case against ABC, according to a Jan. 29 NBC News report. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday reversed an earlier court decision, granting Sheridan’s motion to make her case against ABC over being dropped from the hit ABC series in the height of its fifth season.

The first trial ended with the judge declaring a mistrial after the jury deadlocked in September 2012. The actress filed an appeal, which was decided against her by a California appellate court. That court stated that the trial judge should have issued a directed verdict in favor of ABC because Sheridan had not been fired by the studio. According to the court, ABC did not renew the contract, adding that a possible avenue could be the California Labor Code.

According to TV Guide, Sheridan originally sued ABC, Touchstone Television and “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry for $20 million in April 2010, claiming she was unfairly fired for complaining about Cherry hitting her in the head during an argument.

Following the court’s ruling, Sheridan sued Touchstone, alleging in part, unsafe working conditions, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern denied her claims, noting that she should have filed her claims within six months of the incident. In a surprising twist, Judge Stern has ordered a new trial after Sheridan’s attorneys filed legal briefings asserting that their client was not required to exhaust administrative remedies prior to filing her labor claim.

Touchstone plans to appeal Sheridan’s new victory.


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