The former “Desperate Housewives” actress has been granted a new trial by Los Angeles Superior Court
Nicollette Sheridan will take another legal run at her former bosses.
Former “Desperate Housewives” actress Sheridan has been granted a new trial by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern, thus extending Sheridan’s years-long legal crusade.
The exact reason for Stern’s order are unclear, though Sheridan’s attorney, Mark D, Baute, offered his own take on the new development to TheWrap on Wednesday.
“We get a trial because we’re right, Disney is wrong, and it’s time for a jury to decide the case. Let’s get it on,” Baute told TheWrap.
Sheridan, who played Edie Britt on the ABC drama, initially sued “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry and the network for $20 million, claiming that she had been terminated from the show for complaining that Cherry had struck her during an alleged 2008 altercation.
Since then, the case has taken a number of turns, with Cherry being dropped from the lawsuit and a 2012 mistrial when the jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of Sheridan. Though an appeals court struck down Sheridan’s wrongful termination claim in August 2012, the actress was still free to pursue legal action based on the California Labor Code, which prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about unsafe working conditions.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.