Judge Urges Parties to Settle in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Lawsuit

Apr 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

While urging the two sides in the "Desperate Housewives" wrongful-termination suit to settle, a Los Angeles County judge set a September retrial date, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"I would strongly urge you to consider settlement discussions,” Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White told attorneys for actress Nicollette Sheridan and the producers of the show.

As previously reported, a suit by the actress resulted in a jury deadlock last month. Nine votes were needed to reach a decision in the civil case, but the jury was locked 8-4 in favor of Sheridan, who is seeking $6 million in damages.

The judge said the sides should work with a mediator assigned to the case. She added, "An 8-to-4 vote is nothing to be overly confident about in terms of defending the case," according to the story.

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