The jury in the "Desperate Housewives" lawsuit told the judge Thursday that it hadn’t reached a verdict and was having trouble doing so, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. blog. A number of media reports said the jury was deadlocked.
The jury also asked the judge to define the word "complaint," which was used in the jury instructions, the piece notes.
The judge told the panel’s members to return home, get some sleep and return Friday at 10 a.m. to continue deliberations, the article says.
The $6 million wrongful termination case, brought by former "Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan, requires nine of the 12 jurors to agree, with the panel’s indecisiveness suggesting that it’s weighing the evidence on both sides equally, the story adds.