Actress Nicollette Sheridan has vowed to proceed with her lawsuit against "Desperate Housewives" producer ABC even though a new court ruling has indefinitely delayed her retrial, reports TheWrap.com.
Her attorney Mark Baute said he believes the latest ruling only changes the focus of the trial to labor code violations, instead of wrongful termination, according to the story.
“It does not change the trial or the trial date, and the temporary stay is designed to clarify and resolve those issues before the September trial starts," Baute said.
An attorney for ABC’s Touchstone Television didn’t return calls seeking comment, the story notes.
"An appeals court issued the stay on Friday, affirming an appeal by ABC lawyers that argued that Sheridan did not have the right to sue for wrongful termination," the story says.
Sheridan sued Touchstone and ABC for $20 million, alleging she was improperly fired after she claimed show creator Marc Cherry slapped her in a dispute. The case ended in a mistrial in March, with the retrial date set for Sept. 10, although the article says that date is now in question.