Ousted "Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan will go up against Touchstone again on Dec. 2
At this rate, Nicollette Sheridan's legal crusade against her former "Desperate Housewives" overlords is going to last longer than the series itself.
Ousted "Desperate Housewives" star Sheridan will go to trial against Touchstone Television on Dec. 2., an individual with knowledge of the proceeding told TheWrap on Monday.
Sheridan's initial wrongful-termination suit against Disney and Touchstone ended in a mistrial last March, after a jury deadlocked 8 to 4 in Sheridan's favor.
In her first suit, which was filed in 2010 and sought $20 million, Sheridan claimed that she was fired from "Desperate Housewives" after complaining that series creator Marc Cherry had struck her during a September 2008 rehearsal. Cherry maintained that he was merely giving Sheridan stage direction, and the defense maintained that the decision to kill off Edie Britt, Sheridan's character, was made in May 2008, prior to the incident.
A battery charge against Cherry was dropped before the trial went to jury.
Sheridan lost an appeal bid on her wrongful termination claim in November. However, the actress still had the option to sue under California Labor Code 6310 (b), which protects employees from being terminated or threatened with termination if they make a complaint about workplace safety.
Sheridan's attorney has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.