Des­per­ate House­wife’s case dis­missed in court

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS AN­GE­LES — A judge has dis­missed ac­tress Ni­col­lette Sheri­dan’s long-run­ning law­suit against ABC over her fir­ing from the hit se­ries Des­per­ate Housewives. Judge Michael Stern ruled Fri­day that Sheri­dan’s case couldn’t pro­ceed be­cause the ac­tress should have ex­hausted her claims to a labour com­mis­sioner be­fore pur­su­ing a trial. Sheri­dan was seek­ing a re-trial on her claim that she was fired from Des­per­ate Housewives be­cause she com­plained that the show’s cre­ator Marc Cherry hit her on the head in 2008 on the set. A jury in 2012 dead­locked 8-4 in Sheri­dan’s favour that ABC had re­tal­i­ated against Sheri­dan. Adam Levin, an at­tor­ney for ABC, said the net­work was pleased with the rul­ing. Sheri­dan’s lawyers say they plan to ap­peal.

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