Nicollette Sheridan Vs. Desperate Housewives Ends In Hung Jury
Nicollette Sheridan vs. Desperate Housewives will likely be going into round two as the jury in her wrongful termination trial ended on Monday in a hung jury.
Under that ruling nobody wins and nobody loses the case, setting the stage for a retrial at a yet to be determined time.
Following the hung jury Sheridan’s lawyer said he will re-try the case or hammer out a settlement with the network and series producers. The settlement seems unlikely after both sides failed to reach a settlement agreement last Friday.
Sheridan’s lawyer says the jury ruled in favor of Sheridan with an 8 to 4 vote, just one vote shy of winning the case. Her lawyer now says he is confident that they will get the win the second time around.
The lawsuit included an attack on Disney for which Nicollette’s lawyer said the company is the “Unhappiest place on Earth.”
In the lawsuit Nicollette Sheridan claims that ABC wrongfully terminated her role on the show after creator Marc Cherry slapped her on the set. Sheridan says she complained to the network and instead of following up on her claim they chose to fire her.
The battery accusation against Marc Cherry was dismissed by the judge on Tuesday which leaves the wrongful termination claim against the network still available for retrial.
The jury in the case were involved in 10 hours and 30 minutes of deliberations before they reported the 8-4 verdict.
Do you think Nicollette Sheridan has a chance to win the wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC during retrail?