Nicollette Sheridan Gets New 'Desperate Housewives' Trial

In a surprising turn of events, the long-running dispute over former Desperate Housewives Nicollette Sheridan's firing is not over.

Sheridan sued ABC, Touchstone and Housewives creator Marc Cherry for $20 million in April 2010, claiming she was let go from the series in retaliation for complaining about being hit in the head by Cherry during a September 2008 argument on the set.

At a trial just against Touchstone, jurors were deadlocked at 8-4 in Sheridan's favor. Later, a California appellate court said that the trial judge should have issued a directed verdict in favor of the defendants on the basis that it wasn't a strict termination, but rather that Sheridan's contract was not renewed after the fifth season. It was suggested she file her case under California's Labor Code.
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