Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination suit against Desperate Housewives producer Touchstone and ABC/Disney is off.
An appeals court called off a retrial of the suit last week. It was scheduled to head to court in September.
The ruling also reportedly overturns Touchstone’s motion for a directed verdict. The implication from
the appeals court is that Touchstone should have won the first run at the lawsuit.
The first trial ended in a hung jury earlier this year.
Sheridan claimed that her character was written out of the show after she had complained that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry struck her on the set in 2008.
ABC/Disney and Cherry both denied the allegations. In fact, Cherry argued that he had authorization from the network to kill Sheridan’s Edie Britt character off months before the alleged incident on the set.
After the first jury came close to ruling in favor of Sheridan in the first trial, there was some speculation that ABC/Disney and Touchstone might attempt to settle the case.