Mistrial Declared In ‘Desperate Housewives’ Firing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Monday declared a mistrial in actress Nicollette Sheridan's $6 million wrongful termination case against the producers of the ABC show “Desperate Housewives,” after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked following four days of deliberation.

Jurors said they were split 8-4 in favor of Sheridan, who claims she was fired after complaining that she was struck in the head by the show's creator Marc Cherry during an on-set dispute in September 2008. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White asked the...
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