ABC Suffers Legal Setback in $20 Million Lawsuit by Former ‘Desperate Housewives’ Star

Sep 8, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The judge in Nicollette Sheridan’s $20 million wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC and "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry delivered a legal setback to ABC in pre-trial rulings in the case Tuesday, according to Reuters.

ABC had attempted to get one of the causes of action thrown out on the grounds it was uncertain because it combined three distinct claims. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White, however, allowed Sheridan’s attorney to use the claims, noting, "Although annoying, inconvenient and inconsiderate, the failure to separate the three distinct wrongs does not result in an inability to understand what is alleged."

Sheridan is suing for discrimination and assault, alleging she was fired after she complained that Cherry had struck her on the set, the story says.

The case is now entering the discovery phase.


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