New Trial Granted In Ex-'Desperate Housewives' Star's Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 29, 2014, 9:08 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Wednesday ordered a new trial in former "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit alleging Touchstone Television Productions LLC illegally fired her for complaining that producer Marc Cherry assaulted her, bringing the case back to court after a 2012 jury deadlock and mistrial.

In an oral ruling Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern granted Sheridan's request that the court reconsider its November order sustaining a demurrer by Touchstone on the basis that Sheridan had not exhausted administrative remedies before the...
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