'Housewife' Allowed To Pursue $20M Suit Over Firing

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Tuesday cleared the way for former "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan to pursue her $20 million wrongful termination and battery suit against series creator Marc Cherry and the show's production company.

For the second time, California Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White refused the defense's renewed motion to take notice of Sheridan’s employment contract with Touchstone Television Productions LLC, which the company offered up to argue Sheridan had not pled a wrongful termination claim because the company had simply opted not to...
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