Touchstone Wants 'Housewives' Firing Suit Shelved

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Touchstone Television Productions LLC urged a California judge Tuesday to throw out actress Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit accusing the producers of “Desperate Housewives” of illegally firing her, arguing that she failed to exhaust her administrative remedies before suing the studio.

At a Tuesday hearing, Adam Levin of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a lawyer for Touchstone, asked Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern to dismiss the suit against the studio on technical grounds. Specifically, the court lacked jurisdiction to hear Sheridan's case because she...
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