Judge Urges Parties in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Lawsuit — in Which Nicollette Sheridan Says Show Creator Marc Cherry Hit Her — to Settle

Aug 31, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan has had a judge limit the damages she may recoup from her wrongful termination lawsuit if she wins at trial, reports the Associated Press.

The Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Elizabeth Allen White, also urged attorneys to try to settle the lawsuit over her ouster from the show, the story notes.

Sheridan’s character, Edie Britt, was killed off in the fifth season, with attorneys for the show saying it was a creative decision. The actress alleges she was fired for complaining that "Housewives" creator Marc Cherry allegedly hit her during a 2008 fight.

Actual damages would be limited to the roughly $980,000 Sheridan would have earned during the show’s sixth season if she hadn’t been written off the program, the story says. Sheridan sought damages reflecting the entire run of the show, which is entering its eighth and final season.

Sheridan may also be entitled to punitive damages. A trial is scheduled to start in October.


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