Nicollette Sheridan Earns a New Trial in "Desperate Housewives" Lawsuit

Posted Thursday January 30, 2014 2:43 AM GMT

It looks as though she will have the last laugh after all: Nicolette Sheridan has been granted a new trial in her lawsuit regarding her wrongful-termination complaint against ABC Entertainment.

Reports state that a judge, who previously had denied the 50-year-old's request for a new trial has reversed his decision today (January 29), allowing her to continue with allegations stating that she was wrongfully fired from "Desperate Housewives."

Nicollette alleged that her character on the show, Edie Britt, was eliminated from the series after she complained to ABC network executives that "Desperate Housewives" creator, Marc Cherry, knocked her on the head with his hand during an argument about a 2008 scene.

Reports state that lower courts refused to hear the trial, and after the California Supreme Court rejected her appeal, stating that the trial judge should have issued a directed verdict in favor of ABC because Sheridan wasn't fired; her contract was simply not renewed.

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